Date: 24 March 2016
References: ESB-2015.3204 ESB-2016.0018 ESB-2016.0019 ESB-2016.0131
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Security Bulletin: IBM PowerVC is Impacted by Local
Escalation of Privilege Vulnerability in DB2 (CVE-2015-1947)
24 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM PowerVC Standard Edition
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1947
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Security Bulletin: IBM PowerVC is Impacted by Local Escalation of Privilege
Vulnerability in DB2 (CVE-2015-1947)
More support for:
PowerVC Standard Edition
IBM PowerVC is impacted by local escalation of privilege vulnerability in DB2
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 is vulnerable to a privilege escalation due to improper
built of binaries. A local user could place a malicious library in a location
that a SETGID or SETUID binary would execute and gain root level access.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103202 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
PowerVC Standard Edition 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
PowerVC Standard Edition 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
For PowerVC 1.2.3, apply PowerVC 1.2.3 FP3 or later:
For PowerVC 1.3.0, apply PowerVC 1.3.0 FP2 or later:
For versions prior to 1.2.3, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version of the product.
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23 March 2016: Original version published
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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