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IT16921: SECURITY: ELEVATED PRIVILEGES WITH DB2 EXECUTABLES (CVE-2016-5995).

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • There is a vulnerability in a DB2 executables which a
    local user can exploit to gain elevated privilege.
    
    This vulnerability was discovered in V10.5 FP7 and does not
    affect the platforms:
    Windows, Sun Sparc and Sun AMD64.  However, for Linux PPC,  this
    vulnerability existed since V10.5 GA.
    
    
    See security bulletin for details:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21990061
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux and Unix  platforms at service  *
    * levels Version 10.5 FP7.                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 10.5 Fix Pack 8 or see "Local Fix"    *
    * portion for other suggestions.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    10.5 Fix Pack 8 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT16921

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A50

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-06

  • Closed date

    2016-09-14

  • Last modified date

    2016-09-14

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

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

    IT17010 IT17011 IT17012

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 #: IT16921

Modified date: 14 September 2016