Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse C3000 and C4000, IBM Smart Analytics System 1050, 2050, and 5710 systems are affected by privilege escalation vulnerability in IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows Audit Facility (CVE-2013-3475)

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Abstract

IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse C3000 and C4000 and IBM Smart Analytics System 1050, 2050, and 5710 systems are shipped with DB2 Version 9.7. There is a security vulnerability in the DB2 Audit Facility which allows an attacker to gain DB2 instance owner level privileges. This vulnerability can only be exploited by users through a local system account login.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3475
CVSS Base Score: 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84358 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS:

IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse C3000 for Linux
IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse C4000 for Linux
IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 for Linux
IBM Smart Analytics System 2050 for Linux
IBM Smart Analytics System 5710


REMEDIATION:

FIX(ES):

A special build with an interim fix for this issue is available for DB2 and DB2 Connect V9.7 FP7 and FP8. Contact IBM Support to request the special build and reference the APAR number in the table.

For DB2 V9.7, the fix is planned to be made available in future fix packs.


Release APAR APAR Download Link
V9.7 IC92495 Contact IBM Support to request the special build.


To contact IBM Support:

WORKAROUND(S):
None.


MITIGATION(S):
None.

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database - 84358
CVE-2013-3475


RELATED INFORMATION:

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


CHANGE HISTORY:
June 19, 2013: Original version published.


*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse Balanced Warehouse C Class - C3000 Linux 9.7
Information Management InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse Balanced Warehouse C Class - C4000 Linux 9.7
Information Management IBM Smart Analytics System IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 Linux 9.7
Information Management IBM Smart Analytics System IBM Smart Analytics System 2050 Linux 9.7
Information Management IBM Smart Analytics System IBM Smart Analytics System 5710 Linux 9.7

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More support for:

IBM Smart Analytics System

Software version:

9.7

Operating system(s):

Linux

Reference #:

1640925

Modified date:

2013-06-19

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