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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Upgrade Error Lets Local Users View Passwords in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039297
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039297
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1434   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 8 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM DB2. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

The system writes the connection string, including the DB2 server password, to the 'db2diag.log' file as part of an error message when a upgrade version check (to version 11.x) fails. A local user may be able to obtain the password.

Impact:   A local user can obtain the connection password in certain cases.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR IT21347).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22005740

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22005740 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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