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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 CLIENT Authentication Flaw Lets Remote Users Activate the Target Database
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039308
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1520   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 11 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
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 remote user can activate the target database.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted command to exploit a flaw in the CLIENT authentication method and activate the database.

[Editor's note: The vulnerability does not permit access to the database.]

Impact:   A remote user can activate the target database.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARs IT21459, IT21462, IT21973, IT21974).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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