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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java shipped with IBM Transformation Extender Advanced (CVE-2018-1656, CVE-2018-12539)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java shipped with IBM Transformation Extender Advanced. These vulnerabilities have been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION:   The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) (IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 6.0 , 7.0, and 8.0) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting compressed dump files. IBM X-Force ID: 144882.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144882 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)


CVEID:   CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION:   In Eclipse OpenJ9 version 0.8, users other than the process owner may be able to use Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations, which includes the ability to execute untrusted native code. Attach API is enabled by default on Windows, Linux and AIX JVMs and can be disabled using the command line option -Dcom.ibm.tools.attach.enable=no.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148389 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)
Transformation Extender Advanced9.0

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to ITXA version 9.0.1.0 or higher from Passport Advantage.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Customer may manually upgrade their ITXA installation to the latest version of IBM Java.

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References

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Change History

20 Nov 2019: 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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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 May 2020

UID

ibm16209684