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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified
in IBM DB2 shipped with IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality
(CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2017-1297, CVE-2017-1105)
18 August 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1297 CVE-2017-1105 CVE-2016-9841
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Security Bulletin: Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in
IBM DB2 shipped with IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (CVE-2016-9840,
CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2017-1297, CVE-2017-1105)
More support for: Predictive Maintenance and Quality
Software version: 2.6
Operating system(s): Linux
Reference #: 2006686
Modified date: 17 August 2017
IBM DB2 is shipped as components of IBM Predictive Maintenance and
Quality. Information about some security vulnerability affecting IBM DB2
have been published their respective security bulletins.
Please consult the security bulletin IBM(R) DB2(R) LUW on AIX and Linux
Affected by vulnerabilities in zlib (CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841) for
vulnerability details and information about fixes.
Please consult the security bulletin IBM(R) DB2(R) LUW's Command Line Processor
Contains Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2017-1297) for vulnerability
details and information about fixes.
Please consult the security bulletin Buffer overflow vulnerability in
IBM(R) DB2(R) LUW (CVE-2017-1105) for vulnerability details and information
Affected Products and Versions
Principal Product and Version(s) Affected Supporting Product and Version
IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality 2.6.0 IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.5
IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality 2.5.3
IBM IoT Predictive Maintenance and Optimization 1.0.0
1. Stop COGNOS server, CNDS server, IIB server and DB2 server.
For details, refer
2. Get the v10.5fp8_linuxx64_nlpack.tar.gz from installation payload
pm_q_svr_2.6_1_l86-64_en.tar.gz, pm_q_svr_2.5.3_1_l86-64_en.tar.gz or
pmo_srv_1.0_1_l86-64_en.tar.gz , and unpack v10.5fp8_linuxx64_nlpack.tar.gz
to a temp directory, for example: /home/user/tmp.
3. Download the fixpack mentioned in vulnerability details, unpack and
install by below command provided in that pack
4. During the installation, need to input the db2 installtion directory,
the default should be, /opt/ibm/db2/V10.5
5. During the installation, need to input path for "Volume label DB2
National Language Package", then input the temporary path created above,
/home/user/tmp/nlpack/, for example
6. Start the servers being stopped. For details, refer
Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
03 August 2017: Original Version Published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact
of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the
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THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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