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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability in DB2 that allows users to truncate any table even though the owner of the table has not granted any privilege to any user/role/group (CVE-2015-5020).

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Summary

Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability in DB2 that allows users to truncate any table even though the owner of the table has not granted any privilege to any user/role/group. (CVE-2015-5020). The vulnerability exists in the Big SQL server component included in BigInsights.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5020
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Infosphere BigInsights could allow an authenticated user of the BigSQL database to truncate any table in the whole database even though user doesn't have the proper privileges on that particular table.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106496 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 3.0, 3.0.0.1, 3.0.0.2, 4.0

Remediation/Fixes

For affected versions, apply the interim fix from Fix Central by following instructions in Readme.

BigInsights Version Fix Central Link to DB2 installable image Readme
3.0 / 3.0.0.1 3.0 / 3.0.0.1 Build BigInsights 3.0.0.1 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docxBigInsights 3.0.0.1 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docx
3.0.0.2 3.0.0.2 Build BigInsights 3.0.0.2 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docxBigInsights 3.0.0.2 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docx
4.0 4.0 Build BigInsights 4.0 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docxBigInsights 4.0 Readme for CVE-2015-5020.docx

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References

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Change History

16 December 2015: 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 Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigInsights
Big SQL

Software version: 3.0, 3.0.0.1, 3.0.0.2, 4.0.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: Enterprise Edition

Reference #: 1967923

Modified date: 16 December 2015