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, caused by improper bounds checking which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174960 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.
Db2 9.7 Windows images published before June 29, 2020 have an issue where the Db2 installer may fail to initialize due to a signature verification error. Customers that have downloaded a special build before June 29, 2020 should delete the image and re-download with the updated links below.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.7||TBD||IT31641||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT31640||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:
|V11.1||TBD||IT31638||Special Build for V11.1 FP5:|
|V11.5||TBD||IT31637||Special Build for V11.5 GA:|
Workarounds and Mitigations
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
18 Feb 2020: Initial Publication
02 Mar 2020: Added comment that V10.5 Windows special build requires VS 2013 libraries to be installed.
05 Mar 2020: Added the affected software editions
05 Mar 2020: Corrected special build links for all platforms
06 Mar 2020: Updated 10.5 version with a link to 10.5 FP11 image.
12 Mar 2020: Added links to V9.7 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit images.
29 June 2020: Updated links to V9.7 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit images to resolve an installer issue.
29 June 2020: Added links to V10.1 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit images.
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29 June 2020