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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Unspecified Flaw Lets Local DB2 Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039300
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039300
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1438   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 8 2017
Impact:   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 elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with DB2 instance owner privileges can gain root privileges on the target system.

Rich Mirch reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with DB2 privileges can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARs IT21140, IT21143, IT21163, IT21164).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006885

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006885 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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