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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect IBM Security Guardium

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 used by IBM Security Guardium. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2020

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4688
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Security Guardium could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system as an unprivileged user, caused by command injection vulnerability.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4921
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Security Guardium is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially crafted SQL statements, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.
CVSS Base score: 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Security Guardium10.5
IBM Security Guardium10.6
IBM Security Guardium11.0
IBM Security Guardium11.1
IBM Security Guardium11.2
IBM Security Guardium11.3


IBM Security Guardium10.5
IBM Security Guardium10.6 
IBM Security Guardium11.0 
IBM Security Guardium11.1 
IBM Security Guardium11.2 
IBM Security Guardium11.3 

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

05 Jan 2021: Initial Publication
13 Apr 2021: Second Publication
04 June 2021: Third Publication
22 June 2021: Fourth Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
22 June 2021