Date: 22 June 2012
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Unauthorized Access to Table Vulnerability in DB2
22 June 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DB2
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0709
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Security Bulletin: Unauthorized Access to Table Vulnerability in DB2
Vulnerability in IBM DB2 could allow an authenticated user to view data from a
table to which they do not have privilege.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0709
The IBM DB2 products listed below contain a security vulnerability which would
allow an authenticated user to view data from a table to which they do not have
authority to view. To exploit the vulnerability, the user would need to have
valid security credentials to connect to the database and execute specially
crafted SQL statements. To execute the SQL statements the user would need
CREATEIN privileges to the database.
The vulnerability is not applicable to DB2 release V9.1.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73493 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
The following IBM DB2 V9.5 and V9.7 editions running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris
IBM DB2 9.7 Express Edition
IBM DB2 9.7 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.7 Application Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.7 Enterprise Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System i
IBM DB2 Connect 9.7 Unlimited Edition for System z
IBM DB2 9.5 Express Edition
IBM DB2 9.5 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 9.5 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 9.5 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.5 Application Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.5 Enterprise Edition
IBM DB2 Connect 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System i
IBM DB2 Connect 9.5 Unlimited Edition for System z
The following IBM V9.8 editions running on AIX and Linux:
IBM DB2 pureScale Feature for Enterprise Server Edition
There is a no workaround nor mitigation for this vulnerability. Fixes are
The fix for this vulnerability is available for download for all DB2 releases
In general, DB2 fix packs can be downloaded from the following site:
You may download the specific fix pack you need from the following:
Release APAR Download URL
V9.5 FP9 IC81387 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032087
V9.7 FP6 IC81390 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032754
V9.8 FP5 IC81836 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032798
Contact Technical Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with DB2 Technical Support.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
This problem was reported to IBM by Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security
*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
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