ESB-2017.2292 - [Linux] IBM Informix Dynamic Server: Root compromise - Existing account 2017-09-12

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                               ESB-2017.2292
        Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Dynamic Server is affected
                  by a privilege escalation vulnerability
                             12 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Informix Dynamic Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1508  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006872

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

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 12.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 2006872

Modified date: 11 September 2017

Summary

IBM Informix Dynamic Server has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1508

DESCRIPTION: 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 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/129620 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/Fixes

Product				VRMF		Remediation / First Fix

IBM Informix Dynamic Server	12.10.FC9W1	Fix Central

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Eddie Zhu

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.

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.

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