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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights contains multiple vulnerabilities in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the Big SQL server to terminate abnormally. (CVE-2014-6159, CVE-2014-6209, CVE-2014-6210)

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Summary

InfoSphere BigInsights Big SQL contains a denial of service vulnerabilities in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the Big SQL server to terminate abnormally. The vulnerabilites exists in the IBM DB2 component included in BigInsights that is used by the Big SQL server.

Vulnerability Details


CVE ID: CVE-2014-6159

DESCRIPTION:
IBM DB2 contains a vulnerability in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the DB2 server to terminate abnormally. This would result in a DB2 server crash that would have to be restarted. The user would need valid security credentials to connect to the database and would need to execute specially crafted ALTER table statements (that require control privileges on the target table).

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97708 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6209

DESCRIPTION:


IBM DB2 contains a denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated DB2 user could exploit this vulnerability by executing a specially-crafted ALTER TABLE statement on an identity column. This might cause the DB2 server to terminate abnormally. To exploit the vulnerability, the malicious user needs to have valid security credentials to connect to DB2 and the privileges.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98684 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)


CVE ID: CVE-2014-6210

DESCRIPTION
:
IBM DB2 contains a denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated DB2 user could exploit this vulnerability by issuing multiple ALTER TABLE statements on the same column. This might cause DB2 server to terminate abnormally. To exploit the vulnerability, the malicious user needs to have valid security credentials to connect to DB2 and the privileges.

CVSS
:
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98685 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 3.0, 3.0.0.1

Remediation/Fixes

For version 3.0, and 3.0.0.1: Upgrade to fixpack version InfoSphere BigInsights 3.0.0.2.

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

30 December 2014: Original Copy 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 Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigInsights

Software version: 3.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1693197

Modified date: 30 December 2014