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Security Bulletin: EDB PostreSQL with IBM, EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM, IBM Data Management Platform (Enterprise, Standard) are vulnerable to an SQL Injection (CVE-2021-23214)

Security Bulletin


EDB PostreSQL with IBM and EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM are vulnerable to an SQL Injection

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23214
DESCRIPTION:   PostgreSQL is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements when the server is configured to use trust authentication with a clientcert requirement or to use cert authentication, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
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:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)

EDB PostgreSQL with IBM

EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM


IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Enterprise

IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Standard

2.0.0 SR1 (includes EDB v12)

IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Enterprise



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  • If you have IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Enterprise, please download EDB Postgres Advanced Server.
  • If you have IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Standard, please download PostgreSQL.


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Jacob Champion

Change History

24 Nov 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
03 December 2021