Security Bulletin: IBM® DB2® contains a file disclosure vulnerability in the database automated maintenance feature (CVE-2015-1883)
IBM DB2 contains a file disclosure vulnerability in the database automated maintenance feature. A remote, authenticated DB2 user with elevated privilege could exploit this vulnerability by manipulating an automated maintenance policy stored procedure to view any files owned by the DB2 fenced ID on Unix/Linux or Windows administrator on Windows
IBM DB2 contains a file disclosure vulnerability in the database automated maintenance feature. A remote, authenticated DB2 user with elevated privilege could exploit this vulnerability by manipulating an automated maintenance policy stored procedure to view any files owned by the DB2 fenced ID on Unix/Linux or Windows administrator on Windows.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101239 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM DB2 V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions listed below and running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris or Windows are affected.
IBM® DB2® Express Edition
IBM® DB2® Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System z®
The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.
IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition, V9.8, running on AIX or Linux is affected.
The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.
The fix for DB2 and DB2 Connect release V9.7 is in FP11, V10.1 is in V10.1 FP5 and V10.5 is in V10.5 FP6, available for download from Fix Central.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.8 can contact support to obtain a special build containing an interim fix for this issue. These special builds are available based on the most recent fixpack level for each impacted release: DB2 V9.8 FP5. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability. Additionally fixes based on V9.7 FP10, DB2 V10.1 FP4 or V10.5 FP5 will be made available on request.
Refer to the folowing chart to determine how to proceed to obtain a needed fixpack or special build.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.8||TBD||IT08085||Please contact technical support.|
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Kopylenko, Igor McAfee
July 10, 2015: Original Version Published
Aug 13, 2015: Updated with V10.5 FP6 fix info.
Oct 2, 2015: Updated with V9.7 FP11 fix info
*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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DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Security / Plug-Ins - Security Vulnerability
Software version: 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5
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 #: 1698308
Modified date: 10 July 2015