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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio and IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 and Version 7 that are used by IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio and IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2016 and includes the vulnerability commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.

Vulnerability Details

CVE IDs:  CVE-2016-0494 CVE-2016-0483 CVE-2015-8126 CVE-2015-8472 CVE-2016-0466 CVE-2016-0402 CVE-2015-7575 CVE-2016-0448 CVE-2015-8540 CVE-2015-7981 CVE-2015-5041

CVEID: CVE-2016-0494
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the 2D component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109944 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0483
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the AWT component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109945 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8126
DESCRIPTION:
 libpng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the png_set_PLTE() and png_get_PLTE() functions. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108010 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/UI:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8472
DESCRIPTION:
 libpng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the png_get_PLTE() and png_set_PLTE() functions. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted PNG image, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109392 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/UI:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0466
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JAXP component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109948 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0402
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109947 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7575
DESCRIPTION:
 The TLS protocol could allow weaker than expected security caused by a collision attack when using the MD5 hash function for signing a ServerKeyExchange message during a TLS handshake. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to impersonate a TLS server and obtain credentials. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109415 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/UI:U/C:H/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0448
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JMX component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109949 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8540
DESCRIPTION:
 libpng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by a read underflow in png_check_keyword in pngwutil.c. By sending an overly long argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109219 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7981
DESCRIPTION:
 libpng could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an out-of-bounds read in the png_convert_to_rfc1123 function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107740 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5041
DESCRIPTION:
 A flaw in the IBM J9 JVM allows code to invoke non-public interface methods under certain circumstances. Untrusted code could potentially exploit this. This could lead to sensitive data being exposed to an attacker, or the attacker being able to inject bad data.
CVSS Base Score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106719 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:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio (COS) v12.6.3 and earlier
IBM CPLEX Enterprise Server (CES) v12.6.3 and earlier

Principal Product and Version(s)Affected Supporting Product and Version
COS / CES from v12.3 to v12.5.1
COS / CES from v12.6 to v12.6.3

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to download and install the appropriate version of IBM JRE as soon as practicable.

  • Before installing a newer version of IBM JRE, please ensure that you:
  • Close any open programs that you may have running;
  • Rename the initial directory of the IBM JRE (for example: with a .old at the end),
  • Download and install the appropriate IBM JRE version.

Here are the detailed instructions for updating IBM JRE.

You must verify that applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.

For HP-UX, MacOS and Solaris, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

For CVE-2015-7575:

Users of Java 7 and later can address the issue by updating the /jre/lib/security/java.security file as follows (both steps are required):

 Add MD5 to the jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms property - e.g. jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, RSA keySize < 1024, MD5

 Add MD5withRSA to the jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms property - e.g. jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3, RC4, DH keySize < 768, MD5withRSA

Java 6 requires code changes in the JSSE component in addition to the java.security file modifications, so upgrading the JRE is the only solution.

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Change History

4 February 2016: 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:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21975929