[VulnWatch] SRT2003-11-06-0710 - IBM DB2 Multiple local security issues

From: KF (dotslash_at_snosoft.com)
Date: 11/08/03

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    Quick Summary:
    Advisory Number : SRT2003-11-06-0710
    Product : IBM DB2 UDB v8.1
    Version : versions v7 and v8
    Vendor : http://www-3.ibm.com/software/data/db2/
    Class : Local
    Criticality : High
    Operating System(s) : *nix

    The full technical details of this vulnerability can be found at:
    http://www.secnetops.com under the research section.

    Basic Explanation
    High Level Description : DB2 contains multiple local security issues.
    What to do : Apply v7fp11 (late November) and v8fp4.

    Basic Technical Details
    Proof Of Concept Status : SNO has not yet created proof of concept.

    Low Level Description : DB2 UDB version 8.1 for Linux and Unix contains
    several local buffer overflows and format strings conditions. Our tests were
    performed against DB2 on linux as installed from 009_ESE_LNX_32_NLV.tar.
    Other unix variants may be affected in a similar manor.

    Depending on the options selected the DB2 installer *may* ask you to add
    several users to your machine. You are instructed to either add a new user
    or choose an existing username. These are the users I added for testing:


    The above usernames *may* be used in several setuid applications included
    with DB2. The conditions we found are associated with the Instance user

    The following binaries contain multiple security issues in the form of both
    format strings issues and buffer overflows.

    -r-sr-s--x 1 root db2inst1 38044 Oct 11 07:26 db2start
    -r-sr-s--x 1 root db2inst1 84713 Oct 11 07:26 db2stop
    -r-sr-s--x 1 db2inst1 db2inst1 141857 Oct 11 07:26 db2govd

    Full details on the overflows and format strings conditions can be located
    at http://www.secnetops.com/research/advisories/SRT2003-11-06-0710.txt

    Workaround: chmod -s the above mentioned binaries or use vendor patches.

    Vendor Status : IBM has promptly attended to the issues at hand
    Fixpak 4 for v8 is available now at http://www-3.ibm.com/cgi-bin/db2www
    /data/db2/udb/winos2unix/support/download.d2w/report (wordwrapped). Fixpak
    11 for v7 should be ready late november and will contain the equivalent fixes.

    Bugtraq URL : To be assigned.
    This advisory was released by Secure Network Operations,Inc. as a matter
    of notification to help administrators protect their networks against
    the described vulnerability. Exploit source code is no longer released
    in our advisories but can be obtained under contract.. Contact our sales
    department at sales@secnetops.com for further information on how to
    obtain proof of concept code.

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