Db2 is vulnerable to an Information Disclosure as a user with DBADM authority is able to access other databases and read or modify files
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 user with DBADM authority to access other databases and read or modify files. IBM X-Force ID: 199914.
CVSS Base score: 8.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/199914 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, and V11.5 server editions on all platforms are affected.
Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, 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: V9.7 FP11, V10.1 FP6, V10.5 FP11, V11.1.4 FP6, and with the V11.5.7 release. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.
|Release||Fixed in fix pack||APAR||Download URL|
|V9.7||TBD||IT37942||Special Build for V9.7 FP11:
|V10.1||TBD||IT37941||Special Build for V10.1 FP6:
|V10.5||TBD||IT37940||Special Build for V10.5 FP11:
|V11.1||TBD||IT37717||Special Build for V11.1.4 FP6:|
For details on the changes to the authorization requirements for UTL_DIR, CREATE_EXTERNAL_ROUTINE and CREATE_NOT_FENCED_ROUTINE please see this note.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Qiguang Zhu
4 Jan 2022: New links provided for 11.1 Windows platforms. This is the same build used to resolve CVE-2021-4104
15 Dec 2021: A new link will be provided for 11.1 Windows platforms
09 Dec 2021: Added links for 9.7 Windows platforms
08 Dec 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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27 January 2022