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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Untrusted Library Loading Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041231
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041231
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1487   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 7 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User 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 can exploit an untrusted path flaw in DB2 when loading libraries to potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Instance owner executables that run with elevated privileges (setuid) are affected.

Root setuid executables are not affected.

Rich Mirch reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARS IT24474, IT24475, IT24476, IT24477).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22016505

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22016505 (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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