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Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server is affected by a buffer overflow in Informix function FORMAT_UNITS

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Summary

IBM Informix Dynamic Server has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1310
DESCRIPTION: IBM Informix Dynamic Server could allow an authenticated user to cause a buffer overflow that would write large assertion fail files to the server. Done enough times, this could use large parts of the file system and cause the server to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125569 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:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Informix Dynamic Server Affected Versions
Informix Dynamic Server 12.10


Remediation/Fixes

Product
VRMF
Remediation / First Fix
Informix Dynamic Server 12.10.xC8W2


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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

Company Name: BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Reporters Name: Eddie Zhu

Change History

26 June 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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Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 12.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2004930

Modified date: 27 June 2017