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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Db2 affect IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2021-29777, CVE-2021-20579, CVE-2021-29703, CVE-2020-4885, CVE-2020-4945)

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Summary

The IBM Spectrum Protect Server may be affected by IBM Db2 vulnerabilities such as denial of service, obtaining sensitive information, accessing or changing Db2 configuration, and overwriting arbitrary files.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29777
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1, and 11.5, under specific circumstance of a table being dropped while being accessed in another session, could allow an authenticated user to cause a denial of srevice IBM X-Force ID: 203031.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203031 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-20579
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 who can create a view or inline SQL function to obtain sensitive information when AUTO_REVAL is set to DEFFERED_FORCE. IBM X-Force ID: 199283.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/199283 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29703
DESCRIPTION:   Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) is vulnerable to a denial of service as the server terminates abnormally when executing a specially crafted SELECT statement. IBM X-Force ID: 200659.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/200659 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4885
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) 11.5 could allow a local user to access and change the configuration of Db2 due to a race condition of a symbolic link,. IBM X-Force ID: 190909.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190909 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4945
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes Db2 Connect Server) 11.5 could allow an authenticated user to overwrite arbirary files due to improper group permissions. IBM X-Force ID: 191945.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/191945 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Server8.1.0.000-8.1.12.xxx
7.1.0.000-7.1.13.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Server Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
      8.1   8.1.13AIX
Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6522994
      7.1   7.1.14AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6518990

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

10 December 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:
10 December 2021

UID

ibm16524726