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Security Bulletin: The IBM i Extended Dynamic Remote SQL server (EDRSQL) is affected by CVE-2021-39056

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Summary

The IBM i Extended Dynamic Remote SQL server (EDRSQL) is vulnerable to the issue described in the vulnerability details section. IBM i has addressed the vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39056
DESCRIPTION:   The IBM i Extended Dynamic Remote SQL server (EDRSQL) could allow a remote authenticated user to send a specially crafted request and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214537 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2
IBM i7.1

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  Releases 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1 of IBM i will be fixed.
The IBM i PTF numbers containing the fix for the CVE are:  

Release 7.4 -  SI77996
Release 7.3 -  SI77995
Release 7.2 -  SI78002
Release 7.1 -  SI78040

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

12 Jan 2022: 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:
12 January 2022

UID

ibm16540294