IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 8.2 FP16 SYSPROC.ADMIN_SP_C access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in IBM DB2 Universal Database up to 8.2 FP16 (Database Software). This issue affects the function SYSPROC.ADMIN_SP_C. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/30/2008. The weakness was published 02/04/2008 with IBM (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-0696 since 02/11/2008. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. 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. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 30153 (IBM DB2 < 8.1 Fix Pack 16 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases and running in the context remote.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (40233), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17678) and Tenable (30153). Similar entries are available at 3576, 3578, 3580 and 3577.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

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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: 30153
Nessus Name: IBM DB2 < 8.1 Fix Pack 16 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Organization: IBM
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CVE: CVE-2008-0696 (🔍)
X-Force: 40233
Vulnerability Center: 17678 - IBM DB2 UDB ALTER TABLE Statement Authorization Unspecified Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 27596 - IBM DB2 Universal Database Server 8.2 Prior To Fixpak 16 Multiple Local Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 28771
OSVDB: 41634 - CVE-2008-0696 - IBM - DB2 UDB - Unspecified Issue
Vupen: ADV-2008-0401

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Created: 02/18/2008 09:57 AM
Updated: 03/16/2021 10:58 AM
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