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Security Bulletin: Executing a query with an OLAP specification causes the DB2 server to terminate database connections. (CVE-2013-6717)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in IBM DB2 could allow a remote, authenticated user to cause a DB2 LUW server to terminate all connections to a database and deactivate the database. This only affects the database which the user is connected to.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6717


The IBM DB2 products listed below contain a security vulnerability which could allow a remote, authenticated user to exploit a vulnerability in DB2's OLAP query engine to cause the DB2 server instance to terminate all connections to a database and deactivate the database. This only affects the database which the user is connected to. The vulnerability does not shutdown the DB2 server instance.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

The following IBM DB2 V9.7, V10.1 and V10.5 editions running on AIX, Linux, HP, Solaris and Windows:

IBM® DB2® Express Edition
IBM® DB2® Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Application Server Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Enterprise Edition
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System i®
IBM® DB2® Connect™ Unlimited Edition for System z®

The following IBM V9.8 editions running on AIX and Linux:

IBM® DB2® pureScale™ Feature for Enterprise Server Edition

The DB2 Connect products mentioned are affected only if a local database has been created.

The vulnerability is not applicable to DB2 releases before V9.7.


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

The fix for this vulnerability is available for download for DB2 and DB2 Connect release V9.7 FP9, V10.1 FP3a/FP4 and V10.5 FP3.

For DB2 V9.8, the fix is planned to be made available in future fix packs.

A special build with an interim patch for this issue may be requested for DB2 V9.8 FP5. Please contact your service representative to request the special build and reference the APAR number for the release you want.

In general, DB2 fix packs can be downloaded from the following site: You may download the specific fix pack you need from the following:

ReleaseAPARDownload URL
V9.7 FP9IC95641
V9.8IC97762Not available. Please contact technical support.
V10.1 FP3aIC97737
V10.1 FP4IC97737
V10.5 FP3IC97738

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with DB2 Technical Support.

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Change History

December 13, 2013: Original version published.
Feburary 18, 2014: Added V10.5 FP3 download URL.
June 3, 2014: Added V10.1 FP4 download URL.

*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:
16 June 2018