IBM DB2 db2licm Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

It has been reported that the IBM DB2 db2licm utility is prone to locally exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker, who can authenticate or has access as the db2inst1 user, may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary instructions with elevated privileges. Specifically, user 'root' privileges.

Although this vulnerability has been reported to affect IBM DB2 v7.2 for Linux x86/s390. Other IBM DB2 versions and target platforms may also be affected.


 

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