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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Library Loading Error Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036837
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036837
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5995   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 16 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM DB2. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

The system may load libraries from non-secure paths. A local user can create a specially crafted library to cause IBM DB2 to execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (10.5 FP8; APARs IT17010, IT17011, IT17012).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21990061

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21990061 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX)

Message History:   None.


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