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Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® is vulnerable to denial of service (CVE-2020-4161)

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Summary

Db2 is vulnerable to a denial of service. Authenticated users can use specific commands on a Db2 server to cause the server to terminate abnormally

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4161
DESCRIPTION:  IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow an authenticated attacker to cause a denial of service due to incorrect handling of certain commands.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174341 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V11.5 editions on all platforms are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, 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: 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
V11.5 TBD IT31462 Special Build for V11.5 GA:

AIX 64-bit
Linux 32-bit, x86-32
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ little endian
Linux 64-bit, System z®, System z9® or zSeries®
Windows 32-bit, x86
Windows 64-bit, x86

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

18 Feb 2020: Initial Publication
25 Feb 2020: Corrected APAR number to IT31462
05 Mar 2020: Corrected special build links for all platforms

*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.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
05 March 2020

UID

ibm12874621