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Security Bulletin: Multiple IBM Runtime Environments Java Technology Edition vulnerabilities affect IBM Transformation Extender

Security Bulletin


There are vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environments Java Technology Edition, Versions 7 and 8, IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 and Eclipse Open J9 that affect IBM Transformation Extender.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-11771
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the inclusion of unused RPATHS in AIX builds. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject code and gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4473
DESCRIPTION:   Multiple binaries in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 7, 7R, and 8 on the AIX platform use insecure absolute RPATHs, which may facilitate code injection and privilege elevation by local users. IBM X-Force ID: 163984.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Transformation Extender9.0
WebSphere Transformation Extender8.4.1
IBM Transformation Extender10.0


Affected Product(s)Version(s)APARDownload URL
IBM Transformation Extender9.0PH17124  


WebSphere Transformation Extender8.4.1PH17124


IBM Transformation Extender10.0PH17124



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Change History

07 May 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
24 July 2020