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Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® could disclose sensitive information when using ADMIN_CMD with LOAD or BACKUP. (CVE-2021-29825)

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IBM® Db2® could disclose sensitive information when using ADMIN_CMD with LOAD or BACKUP.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29825
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) could disclose sensitive information when using ADMIN_CMD with LOAD or BACKUP.
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

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V11.1, and V11.5 editions on all platforms are affected. 

Versions v9.7, v10.1 and v10.5 are not impacted.


Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, v11.1 and V11.5, 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: V11.1.4 FP6, and V11.5.6. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.


ReleaseFixed in fix packAPARDownload URL
V11.1TBDIT37177Special Build for V11.1.4 FP6:

AIX 64-bit
Linux 32-bit, x86-32
Linux 64-bit, x86-64
Linux 64-bit, POWER™ little endian
Linux 64-bit, System z®, System z9® or zSeries®
Solaris 64-bit, SPARC
Windows 32-bit, x86 
Windows 64-bit, x86






Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

08 Dec 2021: Updated 11.5 link to the 11.5.7 release
19 Oct 2021: Refreshed image for 11.5 Windows 64-bit (corrected spec file)
29 Sep 2021: Refreshed image for 11.5 Windows 64-bit
15 Sep 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


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 December 2021