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ESB-2015.0014 - [Linux] IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: Denial of service - Existing account

Date: 05 January 2015
References: ESB-2014.2092  ESB-2014.2100  ESB-2014.2174  ESB-2014.2386  ESB-2014.2387  ESB-2015.0067  ESB-2015.0121  ESB-2015.0263  ESB-2015.0296  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2015.0014
Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights contains multiple vulnerabilities
in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the Big SQL server to terminate
         abnormally. (CVE-2014-6159, CVE-2014-6209, CVE-2014-6210)
                              5 January 2015

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM InfoSphere BigInsights
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-6210 CVE-2014-6209 CVE-2014-6159

Reference:         ESB-2014.2387
                   ESB-2014.2386
                   ESB-2014.2174
                   ESB-2014.2100
                   ESB-2014.2092

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21693197

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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights contains multiple vulnerabilities
in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the Big SQL server to terminate
abnormally. (CVE-2014-6159, CVE-2014-6209, CVE-2014-6210)

Document information

More support for:
InfoSphere BigInsights

Software version:
3.0

Operating system(s):
Linux Red Hat - pSeries, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries

Reference #:
1693197

Modified date:
2014-12-29

Security Bulletin

Summary

InfoSphere BigInsights Big SQL contains a denial of service vulnerabilities
in which an ALTER TABLE statement may cause the Big SQL server to terminate
abnormally. The vulnerabilites exists in the IBM DB2 component included
in BigInsights that is used by the Big SQL server.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6159

DESCRIPTION:
IBM DB2 contains a vulnerability in which an ALTER TABLE statement may
cause the DB2 server to terminate abnormally. This would result in a DB2
server crash that would have to be restarted. The user would need valid
security credentials to connect to the database and would need to execute
specially crafted ALTER table statements (that require control privileges
on the target table).

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/97708 for the
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6209

DESCRIPTION:

IBM DB2 contains a denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated
DB2 user could exploit this vulnerability by executing a specially-crafted
ALTER TABLE statement on an identity column. This might cause the DB2
server to terminate abnormally. To exploit the vulnerability, the malicious
user needs to have valid security credentials to connect to DB2 and the
privileges.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98684 for the
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6210

DESCRIPTION:
IBM DB2 contains a denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated
DB2 user could exploit this vulnerability by issuing multiple ALTER TABLE
statements on the same column. This might cause DB2 server to terminate
abnormally. To exploit the vulnerability, the malicious user needs to have
valid security credentials to connect to DB2 and the privileges.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98685 for the
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 3.0, 3.0.0.1

Remediation/Fixes

For version 3.0, and 3.0.0.1: Upgrade to fixpack version InfoSphere
BigInsights 3.0.0.2.

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References

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

30 December 2014: Original Copy 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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