IBM Support

Security Bulletin: Privilege escalation vulnerabilities affect IBM® Db2® (CVE-2017-1439, CVE-2017-1451)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Vulnerabilities in IBM Db2 could allow a local user to gain elevated privilege.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1439
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local user with DB2 instance owner privileges to obtain root access.
CVSS Base Score: 6.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128058 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1451
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local user with DB2 instance owner privileges to obtain root access.
CVSS Base Score: 6.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128178 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/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 server editions running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris are affected. Db2 running on Windows is not vulnerable.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.

FIX:

Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, 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, V10.5 FP8 and V11.1.2.2 FP2. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.
 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

The vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Rich Mirch.

Change History

September 7, 2017: Original version published.
October 10, 2017: Updated V10.5 FP9 links.
July 11, 2018: Updated V11.1 with iFix001 link.

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Component: --

Software version: 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Software edition: Advanced Enterprise Server, Advanced Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal, Workgroup Server

Reference #: 2006061

Modified date: 11 July 2018