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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Vendors:   IBM
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Flaw in DB2 Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034537
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 24 2015
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0,,, 4.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can place a specially crafted library containing arbitrary code on the target system and then cause a setuid or setgid application to execute the arbitrary code with root privileges.

The vulnerability resides in the Big SQL server component.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix.

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE)

Message History:   None.

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