Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities exist in IBM® Db2® leading to privilege escalation from an authenticated local user to root.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, which could allow an authenticated local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system as root.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/167361 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, and V11.5 editions on all platforms are affected.
The fix for Db2 V10.5 is in V10.5.0.11, available for download from Fix Central.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.5 can download the special build containing the interim fix for this issue from Fix Central. These special builds are available based on the most recent fixpack level for each impacted release: V9.7 FP11, V10.1 FP6, V10.5 FP10, and V11.5 GA. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.7||TBD||IT30144||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT30145||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:
|V11.5||TBD||IT30143||Special Build for V11.5 GA:|
Workarounds and Mitigations
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
28 Nov 2019: Initial Publication
06 Mar 2020: Updated 10.5 version with a link to 10.5 FP11 image.
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
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06 March 2020