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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere DataStage is affected by an Information disclosure vulnerability

Security Bulletin


An Information disclosure vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere DataStage was addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29747
DESCRIPTION:   IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain highly sensitive information due to a vulnerability in the authentication mechanism.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
InfoSphere Information Server 11.7


None, see mitigation.

Workarounds and Mitigations

  • Depending on your installation type, you may already have the DataStage Operations Console disabled by default; in such an installation, the vulnerability cannot be exploited.
  • When accessing the web based DataStage Operations Console ensure that only trusted networks are used where the network traffic cannot be tampered in any way.
  • If not needed, disable the DataStage Operations Console by issuing the following commands on the DataStage Server:
         cd /opt//IBM/InformationServer/Server/DSODB
         sed ‐i.bak -e ‘/DSODBON=1/s/=.*/=0/’ DSODBConfig.cfg
         ./bin/ -status
  • The DataStage Operations Console uses data stored in the DSODB database. After disabling the console you can still obtain information that is displayed in the console by connecting directly to the DSODB database and running specific queries. You can find information on the operations database schema at

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Change History

14 May 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
14 May 2021