VDB-3463 · CVE-2007-6048 · BID 26450

IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.x DB2DART DB2NODES.CFG access control

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A vulnerability was found in IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.x (Database Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the file DB2NODES.CFG of the component DB2DART. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was presented 11/15/2007 with IBM (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at www-1.ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2007-6048 since 11/20/2007. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 28227 (IBM DB2 < 9 Fix Pack 4 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at www-1.ibm.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (28227). See 3401, 3464, 3462 and 3580 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.9
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 28227
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 < 9 Fix Pack 4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: www-1.ibm.com
Patch: www-1.ibm.com


11/14/2007 🔍
11/15/2007 +1 days 🔍
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11/20/2007 +4 days 🔍
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12/03/2007 +13 days 🔍
03/16/2021 +4852 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-1.ibm.com
Organization: IBM
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2007-6048 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 26450 - IBM DB2 Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 27667 - IBM DB2 Multiple Vulnerabilities and Security Issue, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 41017 - IBM DB2 Universal Database DB2NODES.CFG ACL Weakness Unspecified Issue
Vupen: ADV-2007-3867

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Created: 12/03/2007 01:49 PM
Updated: 03/16/2021 08:43 AM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore exploit_price_0day source_nessus_risk
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