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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Certain XML functions in IBM DB2 8.1 run with the privileges of DB2 instead of the logged-in user, which allows remote attackers to create or overwrite files via (1) XMLFileFromVarchar or (2) XMLFileFromClob, or read files via (3) XMLVarcharFromFile or (4) XMLClobFromFile.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

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