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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Db2 affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2020-4701, CVE-2020-4739)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server is affected by IBM Db2 vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow and execution of arbitrary code on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4701
DESCRIPTION:   IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) 10.5, 11.1, and 11.5 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/187078 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4739
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1, and 11.5 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. IBM X-Force ID: 188149.
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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Server8.1.0.000-8.1.11.xxx
7.1.0.000-7.1.12.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

Spectrum Protect
Server Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
      8.18.1.12.000AIX
Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6446745
      7.17.1.13.000AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6411459

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

23 April 2021: Initial Publication

*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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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 April 2021

UID

ibm16446749