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Security Bulletin: IBM Java Runtime Vulnerability affects the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2020-2654)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A denial of service vulnerability in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2020. IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ is used by the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-2654
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174601 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Client8.1.0.0-8.1.9.1 (Macintosh and Windows)
8.1.7.0-8.1.9.1 (Linux - web user interface only)
8.1.9.0-8.1.9.1 (AIX - web user interface only)
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.8 (Macintosh and Windows)
IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

8.1.7.0-8.1.9.1 (Linux)

8.1.9.0-8.1.9.1 (AIX)
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware8.1.0.0-8.1.9.1 (Linux and Windows)
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.8 (Linux and Windows)
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for Hyper-V8.1.0.0-8.1.9.1 (Windows)
7.1.0-0-7.1.8.x (Windows)

Remediation/Fixes

Spectrum Protect
Backup-Archive Client Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
               8.1  8.1.10AIX*
Linux*
Macintosh
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6223388  
               7.1  7.1.8.9Macintosh
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316619
 *Note that the AIX and Linux platforms are only affected if using the web user interface.

 

Spectrum Protect for
Space Management Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1  8.1.10AIX
Linux
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/5737761

 

Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for VMware Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1    8.1.10Linux
Windows
              7.1   7.1.8.9Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316625

 

Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for Hyper-V Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
                     8.1  8.1.10Linuxhttps://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/5693319
                     7.1 LinuxApply the above 7.1.8.9 client fix using the following link:
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316619
 

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

15 July 2020: 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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 July 2020

UID

ibm16245356