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Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability

Security Bulletin


IBM Informix Dynamic Server has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1508
IBM Informix Dynamic Server could allow a local user logged in with database administrator user to gain root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 6.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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

Affected IBM Informix Dynamic Server
Affected Versions
IBM Informix Dynamic Server on Linux platforms 12.10.FC1-FC9


Remediation / First Fix
IBM Informix Dynamic Server

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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Eddie Zhu at BEIJING DBSEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

Change History

11 September 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): Linux

Reference #: 2006872

Modified date: 12 September 2017