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Category:   Application (Database)  >   IBM DB2 Vendors:   IBM
IBM DB2 Buffer Overflow in 'db2pdcfg' Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042165
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042165
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1897   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 28 2018
Impact:   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 run a specially crafted application to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Eddie Zhu, BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix.

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10737295

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10737295 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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