There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These might affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition. These products have addressed the applicable CVEs. 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 is applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities, refer to the link for "IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the References section for more information. HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174541 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)
DESCRIPTION: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client. By placing a specially-crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system. IBM X-Force ID: 172618.
CVSS Base score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172618 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|WebSphere Application Server||9.0|
|WebSphere Application Server||8.5|
|WebSphere Application Server Liberty||Continuous delivery|
Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release
For the IBM Java SDK updates:
For WebSphere Application Server Liberty:
Upgrade to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 SR6 FP5, refer to IBM Java SDKs for Liberty
For Version 9 WebSphere Application Server Traditional:
Update to the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 6 FP5 using the instructions in the IBM Knowledge Center Installing and updating IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on distributed environments then use the IBM Installation Manager to access the online product repositories to install the SDK or use IBM Installation Manager and access the packages from Fixcentral.
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206 WebSphere Application Server Traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:
For the IBM SDK, Java Technology Version that you use, upgrade to the minimal fix pack level of WebSphere Application Server as noted in the interim fix below then apply the interim fixes:
For IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7
- Apply interim fix PH21196: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 60.
For IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7R1
- Apply interim fix PH21195: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 60.
For IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8 SR6 FP5
- Apply interim fix PH21193: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 6 FP5.
- For environments that have been upgraded to use the new default IBM SDK Version 8 bundled with WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 or later: Apply interim fix PH21194: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 6 FP5.
- Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 18 (18.104.22.168) or later (targeted availability 3Q 2020).
Follow instructions above for the WebSphere Application Server to download the interim fix needed for your version of the Application Client.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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04 Feb 2020: 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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10 February 2020