There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8.0 that is provided with IBM Development Package for Apache Spark. These issues are disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2016.
If you run Java code using the IBM runtime that is 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 see: “IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin”. For more information, see the “References” section.
The CVEs that affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 are CVE-2016-3598, CVE-2016-3511, and CVE-2016-3485.
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 188.8.131.52 and earlier releases, employing IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Refresh 3 or earlier releases.
Principal Product and Version(s)
|Remediated IBM Java SDK Version|
|IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 184.108.40.206 and subsequent releases||IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 11 and subsequent releases|
|IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 220.127.116.11 and subsequent releases||IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8.0 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 10 and subsequent releases|
The differences in Fix Pack levels of Java 8 Service Refresh 3 post-FixPack 10 between the Spark 1.x and 2.x releases is significant. Obtaining a revised Development Package will include a suitable IBM Java 8 as the best basis for executing Apache Spark, and tested against the relevant functional test suites.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
9 September 2016: Remediation of the 1.x release available with Fix Pack 11 availability
19 August 2016: Original version published
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15 June 2018