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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Install of Informix Dynamic Server on Windows (CVE-2016-0226)

Security Bulletin


IBM Informix Dynamic Server, Windows Client, is vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVEID: CVE-2016-0226

DESCRIPTION: Windows client installations of IBM Informix Dynamic Server could allow a local user to gain privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Informix Dynamic Server v 11.70.xCn (Windows)


Affected Version Fix
IBM Informix Dynamic Server v 11.70.xCn (Windows) Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations

Refer to README. Fix Central

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Related information


The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Steven Seeley of Source Incite working with HP's Zero Day Initiative

Change History

21 March 2016: Original version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 11.7

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1978598

Modified date: 22 March 2016