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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Flaw in 'db2cacpy' Lets Users View Arbitrary Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041671
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1685   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 18 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure 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 local user can access arbitrary files on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the 'db2cacpy' utility to read arbitrary files on the target system.

IBM DB2 Connect Server is also affected.

Eddie Zhu reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARs IT25814, IT25815, IT25816, IT25466).

[Editor's note: The vendor notes that '~/sqllib/adm/db2cacpy' is deprecated in versions 10.1 and later and can be deleted from within the Configuration Assistant (db2ca) and Db2 control center utilities. Deleting the file will remove the ability to add ports into '/etc/services' when adding new databases for the Configuration Assistant.]

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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