IBM DB2 UTL_FILE module directory traversal

db2-utlfile-dir-traversal (77924) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM DB2, when running on Microsft Windows, could allow a remote authenticated attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by routines within the UTL_FILE module. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using a specially-crafted file name via a vulnerable application to view, modify, or delete arbitrary files on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

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Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1611040 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1611040: IBM DB2 Security Vulnerability in the UTL_FILE module (CVE-2012-3324)..
  • CVE-2012-3324: Directory traversal vulnerability in the UTL_FILE module in IBM DB2 and DB2 Connect 10.1 before FP1 on Windows allows remote authenticated users to modify, delete, or read arbitrary files via a pathname in the file field.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM DB2 10.1

Reported:

Sep 14, 2012

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