Db2 is vulnerable to a denial of service. Db2 could allow an attacker to send specially crafted packets to the Db2 server to cause excessive memory usage and cause Db2 to terminate abnormally.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow an unauthenticated user to send specially crafted packets to cause a denial of service from excessive memory usage.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173806 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, 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, V11.1 FP5 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||IT31523||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT31522||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:
|V11.1||TBD||IT31521||Special Build for V11.1 FP5:|
|V11.5||TBD||IT31520||Special Build for V11.5 GA:|
Note: Windows 32-bit and 64-bit links for Db2 V10.1 will be published by March, 2020.
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.
*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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12 March 2020