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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime IBM affect Decision Optimization Center (CVE-2016-3598)

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ and IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 6 and Version 7 that are used by IBM Decision Optimization Center. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2016.

Vulnerability Details

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 are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for "IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the "References" section for more information.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3598
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Decision Optimization Center v3.9 and earlier


IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise
From v3.5 to v3.7.0.2: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 30 and subsequent releases

IBM Decision Optimization Center
From v3.8 to v3.8.0.1: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 30 and subsequent releases
From v3.8.0.2: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 50 and subsequent releases

The recommended solution is to download and install the IBM Java SDK as soon as practicable.

Before installing a newer version of IBM Java SDK, please ensure that you:

  • Close any open programs that you have running;
  • Rename the initial directory of the IBM Java SDK (for example: with a .old at the end),
  • Download and install IBM Java SDK.

Here are the detailed instructions for updating IBM Java SDK.

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

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

29 August 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