Security Bulletin: DB2 local escalation of privilege vulnerability affects Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Server (CVE-2016-5995)
Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Server is affected by an IBM DB2 software vulnerability that can result in a local user gaining root level access to which the user is not entitled.
DESCRIPTION: DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows is vulnerable to a privilege escalation due to code being built with binaries with libraries in insecure locations. A local user could place a malicious library in a location that a SETGID or SETUID binary would execute and gain root level access.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116653 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
This vulnerability affects the following IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Server levels:
- 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52 on AIX, HP-UX, and Linux platforms only
- 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11 on Linux platforms only
Note that this vulnerability has been fixed in 18.104.22.168.
|Tivoli Storage Manager Server Release||Fixing
|Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target|
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27 February 2017 - 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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|Storage Management||Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition||Server||AIX, HP-UX, Linux||6.3, 7.1||All Editions|
More support for:
Tivoli Storage Manager
Software version: 6.3, 7.1
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1998885
Modified date: 01 March 2017
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