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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime affects IBM® Db2®.

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version and earlier, and earlier, and earlier, and earlier, and earlier used by IBM® Db2®. This issue was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2018.

Vulnerability Details

If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for “IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the “References” section for more information.

CVEID: CVE-2018-3180
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and low availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.1 editions on all platforms are affected.


The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.

The fix for this vulnerability is in the latest version of IBM JDK. Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V10.1, V10.5 or V11.1 can download the latest version of IBM JDK from Fix Central . To obtain the latest version of IBM JDK or, which are out of service, please contact IBM technical support.

Affected IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version:

  • and earlier
  • and earlier
  • and earlier
  • and earlier
  • and earlier

Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition:


Refer to the table below to determine the IBM JDK level that contains the fix. Then follow the instructions below to perform the JDK installation.

Db2 Release Fixed IBM Release
V9.7.x or later
V10.1.x or later
V10.5.x or later ( or later for LinuxIA64)
V11.1.x or later

Instructions for IBM JDK Installation can be found here:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

8 January 2019: Original version published.

*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 Information

Modified date:
13 February 2019