IBM DB2 9.7/10.1/10.5/11.1 access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in IBM DB2 9.7/10.1/10.5/11.1 (Database Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, and 11.1 contains a vulnerability that could allow a local user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the DB2 instance owner. IBM X-Force ID: 140047.

The bug was discovered 05/22/2018. The weakness was published 05/25/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-1452 since 12/13/2017. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is required for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 112071 (FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Unauthenticated EAPOL-Key Decryption Vulnerability (45671c0e-a652-11e8-805b-a4badb2f4699)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 20100 (IBM DB2 Multiple File Overwrite Vulnerabilities (swg22016181)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (112071). Similar entries are available at 118222, 118223 and 118224.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 112071
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Unauthenticated EAPOL-Key Decryption Vulnerability (45671c0e-a652-11e8-805b-a4badb2f4699)
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05/22/2018 +160 days 🔍
05/25/2018 +2 days 🔍
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Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-1452 (🔍)
X-Force: 140047
SecurityTracker: 1041004

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Created: 05/25/2018 11:52 PM
Updated: 03/17/2023 09:31 AM
Changes: 05/25/2018 11:52 PM (70), 02/08/2020 09:05 PM (3), 03/17/2023 09:29 AM (5), 03/17/2023 09:31 AM (1)
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