Privilege escalation in IBM DB2

Published: 2018-11-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-1802
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Database software

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure DLL loading

EUVDB-ID: #VU15906

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1802

CWE-ID: CWE-427 - Uncontrolled Search Path Element

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure .dll loading mechanism when opening files. A local attacker can place a file along with specially crafted .dll file on a remote SBM or WebDAV share, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current victim.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.


The vulnerability has been fixed in the versions 9.7 FP11, 10.1 FP6, 10.5 FP10, iFix002.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM DB2: 9.7 - iFix002

CPE2.3 External links

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