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||IBM DB2 default account and password Vulnerability
||6th December 2000
The DB2 Universal Database builds upon the stability and performance of DB2 on the mainframe and provides the features required in a distributed database product. DB2 Universal Database (UDB) is IBM's relational database server solution for the UNIX, OS/2 and Windows NT/2000 operating environments.And More than 70% of the world's major companies rely on DB2 to manage their mission-critical business applications.
During the installation of IBM DB2 V6.1 there is no prompt to the admin user to change the default passwords, leaving the possiblity for a user to gain access to the database and even the system.
Under winnt/win2k,the account named db2admin,the default password is db2admin.Under linux the accounts named db2inst1,db2as,db2fenc1,and the default password is ibmdb2.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could enable a user access the data and system.
3.Platforms:IBM DB2 for winnt(v6.1) IBM DB2 for linux(v6.1)
Change the default account and password.
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