Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® is vulnerable to a buffer overflow leading to privilege escalation (CVE-2018-1897).
Db2 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow leading to privilege escalation.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Db2 db2pdcfg is vulnerable to a stack based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/152462 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
All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.1 editions on all platforms are affected.
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.
The fix for Db2 V11.1 is in V126.96.36.199, available for download from Fix Central.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, and V10.5 can download the special build containing the interim fix for this issue from Fix Central. These special builds are available based on the most recent fixpack level for each impacted release: Db2 V9.7 FP11, V10.1 FP6, and V10.5 FP10. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.7||TBD||IT26717||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT26715||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:
|V10.5||TBD||IT26714||Special Build for V10.5 FP10:
Workarounds and Mitigations
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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Eddie Zhu, BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
November 27, 2018: Original Version Published
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More support for:
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Software version: 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: Advanced Enterprise Server, Advanced Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal, Workgroup Server
Reference #: 0737295
Modified date: 27 November 2018
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