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Security Bulletin: IBM® Db2® is vulnerable to denial of service (CVE-2019-4386).

Security Bulletin


Db2 is vulnerable to a denial of service. Db2 could allow an authenticated user to execute a function that would cause the server to crash.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4386
DESCRIPTION: IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (includes DB2 Connect Server) could allow an authenticated user to execute a function that would cause the server to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

Db2 and up on all platforms are affected. Db2 iFix 002 and earlier, Db2 10.5, Db2 10.1, and Db2 9.7 are not affected.


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


The fix for Db2 V11.1 is in V11.1.4.5, available for download from Fix Central.

Release Fixed in fix pack APAR Download URL
V11.1 FP5 IT29350

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

June 27, 2019: Original Version Published.
July 18, 2019: The images on Unix-type platforms need to be repackaged due to problem with db2iupdt tool. Disabled links until the new repackaged images are available.
July 24, 2019: Added links for repackaged V11.1 images.
December 2, 2019: Replaced Special Build urls with the V11.1 FP5 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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
02 December 2019