Security Bulletin: IBM DB2 Security Vulnerability in SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR (CVE-2012-2194).
Vulnerability in IBM DB2 could allow an authenticated user, without proper authorization, to overwrite JAR files.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2194
The IBM DB2 products listed below contain a security vulnerability that could
allow an authenticated user, without proper authority, to overwrite JAR files.
SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR is a built-in stored procedure used to install JAR files to be used by Java stored procedures. A malicious user could use the stored procedure to replace existing JAR files and achieve remote code execution.
To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to have valid security credentials to connect to the database and execute the SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR stored procedure. By default, PUBLIC is granted EXECUTE privilege to SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR. To reduce the exposure, revoke the EXECUTE privilege from PUBLIC and only grant EXECUTE to users that have a need to install JAR files.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/76117 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
The vulnerability only affects the Windows platform. AIX, Linux, Solaris and HP are not affected. The following IBM DB2 V9.1, V9.5, V9.7 and V10.1 editions running on Windows are affected:
IBM® DB2® 10.1 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 10.1 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 10.1 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 10.1 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 10.1 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 10.1 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 10.1 Unlimited Edition for System z®
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.7 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System z®
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.5 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System z®
IBM® DB2® 9.1 Express Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.1 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.1 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® 9.1 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.1 Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.1 Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.1 Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ 9.1 Unlimited Edition for System z®
NOTE: The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability. Mitigation is also available.
The fix for this vulnerability is available for download.
In general, DB2 fix packs can be downloaded from the following site: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007053. You may download the specific fix pack you need from the following:
None known; apply fixes
To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to be able to connect to the database and call the stored procedure SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR. Revoking EXECUTE privilege from PUBLIC on the stored procedure would allow you to control who can call the stored procedure. Use the following SQL statement to revoke the privilege:
REVOKE EXECUTE ON SQLJ.DB2_INSTALL_JAR FROM PUBLIC
To obtain more information on the REVOKE routine privileges statement, see the following for DB2 V10.1. The statement syntax is the same for other DB2 releases.
This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security Inc.
August 8, 2012 - Document created.
August 21, 2012 - V9.5 FP10 has shipped. Updated document to include V9.5 FP10 download URL.
September 17, 2012 - V10.1 FP1 has shipped. Updated document to include V10.1 FP1 download URL.
November 6, 2012 - V9.7 FP7 has shipped. Updated document to include V9. FP7 download URL.
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|Information Management||DB2 Connect||9.7, 9.5, 9.1, 10.1|
More support for:
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Application Programming - DB2 Built-in functions/Built-in UDFs
Software version: 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, 10.1
Operating system(s): Windows
Software edition: Advanced Enterprise Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal, Workgroup Server
Reference #: 1607622
Modified date: 2015-08-07