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Security Bulletin: IBM Java Runtime Vulnerabilities affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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Summary

Vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ such as denial of service and ability to obtain sensitive information could affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Envionments. These vulnerabilities were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April and July 2020. UPDATED 1/29/2021: Added 7.1 fix for IBM Spectrum Protect Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14579
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the 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/185057 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14578
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the 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/185056 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14577
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185055 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-2781
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE JSSE 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: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/179681 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Client

8.1.0.0-8.1.10.0 (Macintosh and Windows)
8.1.7.0-8.1.10.0 (Linux - web user interface only)
8.1.9.0-8.1.10.0 (AIX - web user interface only)
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.9 (Macintosh and Windows)

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management8.1.7.0-8.1.10.0 (Linux)
8.1.9.0-8.1.10.0 (AIX)
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for VMware
8.1.0.0-8.1.10.0 (Linux and Windows)
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.9  (Linux and Windows
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for Hyper-V
8.1.0.0-8.1.10.0 (Windows)
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.x  (Windows)

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Client Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
               8.1  8.1.11AIX*
Linux*
Macintosh
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6367205
               7.1
7.1.8.10
Macintosh
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.


IBM Spectrum Protect for
Space Management Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1  8.1.11AIX
Linux
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6335741


IBM Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for VMware Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1    8.1.11Linux
Windows
              7.1
    7.1.8.10
Linux
Windows


IBM Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for Hyper-V Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
                     8.1  8.1.11Linuxhttps://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6152475
                     7.1

Linux
Apply the above 7.1.8.10 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

20 November 2020: Initial Publication
29 January 2021: Added 7.1 fix for IBM Spectrum Protect Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

*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:
29 January 2021

UID

ibm16371646