IBM® Db2® could allow a local attacker to perform unauthorized actions on the system, caused by improper usage of shared memory. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local attacker to perform unauthorized actions on the system, caused by improper usage of shared memory. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/179989 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, and V11.5 editions on Windows platforms are affected.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program 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 FP11, 11.1 FP5, 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||IT32744||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
Note: Windows images updated 2020/08/18
|V10.1||TBD||IT32743||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:|
|V10.5||TBD||IT32742||Special Build for V10.5 FP11:|
|V11.1||TBD||IT32741||Special Build for V11.1 FP5:|
|V11.5||TBD||IT32716||Build for V11.5.4 GA:|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Martin Rakhmanov
20 August 2020: Corrected bulletin to indicate only Windows platforms are affected
18 August 2020: Windows images for 9.7 refreshed
30 June 2020: Initial Publication
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20 August 2020