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Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® Connect Server is vulnerable due to the use of Apache HttpComponents. (CVE-2014-3577)

Security Bulletin


IBM® Db2® Connect Server is vulnerable due to the use of Apache HttpComponents.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2014-3577
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HttpComponents could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the Subject's Common Name (CN) or SubjectAltName field of certificates. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a specially-crafted certificate, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V10.5, and V11.1 editions on all platforms.

V11.5.6 and later are not impacted as they already have the fix.


Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V10.5, and v11.1, 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:  V10.5 FP11 and V11.1.4 FP7. They can be applied to any affected fixpack level of the appropriate release to remediate this vulnerability.


ReleaseFixed in fix packAPARDownload URL
V10.5TBDDT173780Special Build for V10.5 FP11:

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

V11.1TBDDT173780Special Build for V11.1.4 FP7:

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

V11.5 (versions prior to 11.5.6)V11.5.8DT173780


IBM does not disclose key Db2 functionality nor replication steps for a vulnerability to avoid providing too much information to any potential malicious attacker. IBM does not want to enable a malicious attacker with sufficient knowledge to craft an exploit of the vulnerability.



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Change History

08 Feb 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 February 2023