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IT08075: SECURITY: DB2 CONTAINS A FILE DISCLOSURE VULNERABILITY IN THE DATABASE AUTOMATED MAINTENANCE FEATURE (CVE-2015-1883)

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM DB2 contains a file disclosure vulnerability in the database
    automated maintenance feature. A remote, authenticated DB2 user
    with elevated privilege could exploit this vulnerability by
    manipulating an automated maintenance policy stored procedure to
    view any files owned by the DB2 fenced ID on Unix/Linux or
    Windows administrator on Windows.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels Version 10.5 GA  through to Version 10.5 Fix  *
    * Pack 5.                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 version 10.5 fix pack 6.                      *
    * Refer to security bulletin for details:                      *
    * http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21698308    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 version 10.5 fix pack 6
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08075

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A50

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-01

  • Closed date

    2015-08-27

  • Last modified date

    2015-08-27

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

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

    IT08080 IT08085 IT08086 IT08088

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • RA50 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 10.5

Reference #: IT08075

Modified date: 27 August 2015