IBM DB2 < 8 Fix Pack 15 / 9.x < 9 Fix Pack 3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4239


The remote IBM DB2 database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its version, the installation of IBM DB2 on the remote host is affected by one or more of the following vulnerabilities :

- A local user may be able to overwrite arbitrary files,
create arbitrary world-writeable directories, or gain root
privileges via symlink attacks or specially-crafted
environment variables.
- A user may be able to continue to execute a method even
once privileges for the method have been revoked (IY88226,
version 8 only).
- There is an unspecified vulnerability related to
incorrect authorization routines (JR25940, version 8
- There is an unspecified vulnerability in
'AUTH_LIST_GROUPS_FOR_AUTHID' (IZ01828, version 9.1
- There is an unspecified vulnerability in the 'db2licm'
and 'db2pd' tools (IY97922 / IY97936).
- There is an unspecified vulnerability involving
'db2licd' and the 'OSSEMEMDBG' and 'TRC_LOG_FILE'
environment variables (IY98011 / IY98101).
- There is a buffer overflow involving the 'DASPROF'
environment variable (IY97346 / IY99311).
- There is an unspecified vulnerability that can arise
during instance and FMP startup (IZ01923 / IZ02067).

Note that there is currently insufficient information to determine to what extent the first set of issues overlaps the others.


Apply IBM DB2 Version 9 Fix Pack 3 / 8 Fix Pack 15 or higher.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4239

File Name: 4239.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2007/10/11

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 9531

Nessus ID: 25905

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 6.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4404, CVE-2007-2582, CVE-2007-4405, CVE-2007-4406, CVE-2007-4407, CVE-2007-4408, CVE-2007-4409, CVE-2007-4410, CVE-2007-4411

BID: 26010, 25285

OSVDB: 40973, 40975, 46713, 46714, 46715, 46716, 46717, 46718, 46719