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Security Bulletin: IBM® DB2® for LUW is affected by the OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2014-3470

Security Bulletin


Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL that were reported on June 5, 2014 by the OpenSSL Project.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3470

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the implementation of anonymous ECDH ciphersuites. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM DB2 Advanced Copy Services included in IBM DB2 and DB2 Connect V10.1 and V10.5 editions listed below and running on AIX and Linux are affected.

IBM DB2 Express Edition
IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect™ Application Server Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Application Server Advanced Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for System z®
IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Advanced Edition for System z
IBM DB2 10.1 pureScale Feature
IBM DB2 10.5 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM DB2 10.5 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM DB2 10.5 Developer Edition for Linux, Unix and Windows

NOTE: The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.

Only users of DB2 Advanced Copy Services (snapshot backup) are affected by this vulnerability. IBM DB2 includes a restricted version of IBM Tivoli Flash Copy Manager (FCM v3.2). FCM v 3.2 is affected by this vulnerability. IBM DB2 Advanced Copy Services in conjunction with IBM Tivoli FCM 3.2, on all current fix packs of IBM DB2 V10.1 and V10.5, are affected. AIX installations of DB2 may have this package installed by default, though it may not be in use on the system.


The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.


The FCM package containing the fix For DB2 V10.1 and V10.5 can be found in Fix Central for V10.5 by searching for the keyword FCM.

AIXDB2 10.5 Fix Pack 7 for AIX (64 bit), Aix distros for FCM
LinuxDB2 10.5 Fix Pack 7 for Linux/x86-64 (64 bit), Linux distros for FCM

The FCM packages for DB2 V10.5 can be used with both DB2 V10.1 and DB2 V10.5 on any fix pack.

Please note that for the AIX platform, DB2 V10.1 and DB2 V10.5, installing the fixpack will overwrite the FCM in sqllib/acs with a vulnerable version of FCM. You need to reapply the FCM fix after each fixpack update.

For installation instructions, please follow the documentation provided within the IBM DB2 information center:

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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Change History

December 8, 2014: Original Version Published.
August 28, 2017: Updated download URL.
October 11, 2017: Made corrections to install instructions.

*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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Internal Use Only

DB2 V10.1 APAR IT02960

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018