IC81461: SECURITY: UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO XML FILES IN DB2'S XML FEATURE (CVE-2012-0713).

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • There is a security vulnerability in the DB2's XML Feature which
    would allow an authenticated, malicious user to remotely gain
    access to XML  files owned by the instance owner.
    
    To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to have valid
    security credentials, and CONNECT privilege to the database.
    

Local fix

  • The vulnerability could be mitigated by revoking CONNECT
    privilege from public.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels from Version 9.5 GA through to Version 9.5    *
    * Fix Pack 9.                                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Security Bulletin: Unauthorized File Access Security     *
    * Vulnerability in DB2 XML Feature (CVE-2012-0713)             *
    * http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21592556       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 9.5 Fix Pack 10 or see "Local Fix"    *
    * portion for other suggestions.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    9.5 Fix Pack 10 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC81461

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-02-15

  • Closed date

    2012-08-21

  • Last modified date

    2012-08-21

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

    IC81385

  • 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

  • R950 PSN

       UP

  • R970 PSN

       UP

  • R980 PSN

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version:

9.5

Reference #:

IC81461

Modified date:

2012-08-21

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