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IT08753: SECURITY: LOCAL ESCALATION OF PRIVILEGE VULNERABILITY IN DB2 (CVE-2015-1947)

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM DB2 contain a security vulnerability which allows a
    malicious user to gain root privilege. This vulnerability can
    only be exploited by users through a local system account login.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All DB2 systems on all Linux, Unix and Windows platforms at  *
    * service levels Version 10.5 GA  through to Version 10.5 Fix  *
    * Pack 6                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to DB2 Version 10.5 Fix Pack 7.                      *
    * Refer to security bulletin for remediation:                  *
    * http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21970376    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The complete fix for this problem first appears in DB2 Version
    10.5 Fix Pack 7 and all the subsequent Fix Packs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08753

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    A50

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-06

  • Closed date

    2016-01-15

  • Last modified date

    2016-01-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IT08751

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    024AC6Ÿ

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • RA50 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 10.5

Reference #: IT08753

Modified date: 15 January 2016