IBM DB2 on Windows could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client. By placing a specially crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 Accessories Suite for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client. By placing a specially crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/188149 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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 Windows are affected. Linux and Unix are not 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 V11.5.4. 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||IT34241||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT34240||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:|
|V10.5||TBD||IT34239||Special Build for V10.5 FP11:|
|V11.1||TBD||IT34238||Special Build for V11.1 FP5:|
|V11.5||22.214.171.124||IT34221||Build for V11.5.5 GA:|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Hou JingYi (@hjy79425575) of Qihoo 360 CERT
10 December 2020: URL for 10.5 Windows 64-bit updated
7 Dec 2020: URL for 9.7 Windows-64 updated
30 Nov 2020: Update URL for DB2 10.5
26 Nov 2020: URLs added for DB2 9.7
19 Nov 2020: URLs added for DB2 10.1
18 Nov 2020: Initial Publication
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17 February 2021