IC65742: SECURITY: VULNERABILITY IN DB2STST.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The db2stst prorgram contains an escalation of privilege
    vulnerability which allows the invoker to obtain DB2 instance
    owner privilege.  The db2stst program is only shipped
    on Linux and Unix platforms.  Users on the Windows platform
    are not affected.
    

Local fix

  • The db2stst program is used by DB2 Administrator Server (DAS).
    If you are  not using DAS then you can delete this file or have
    the execute file permission removed.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux and Unix platforms at service   *
    * levels from Version 9.7 GA through to Version 9.1 Fix Pack   *
    * 1.  Windows is not affected.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 9.7 Fix Pack 1 or see "Local Fix"     *
    * portion for other suggestions.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    9.7 Fix Pack 1 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC65742

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    970

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-01-20

  • Closed date

    2010-08-30

  • Last modified date

    2010-08-30

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IC65408

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSN

       UP



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More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version:

9.7

Reference #:

IC65742

Modified date:

2010-08-30

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