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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server January 2021 CPU that is bundled with IBM WebSphere Application Server Patterns

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM SDK Java Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These issues were disclosed in the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2021.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14803
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190121 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-27221
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the virtual machine or JNI natives are converting from UTF-8 characters to platform encoding. By sending an overly long string, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/195353 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-2773
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE Security 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/179673 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-2020-14781
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JNDI 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/190099 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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Java SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Patterns 1.0.0.0 through 1.0.0.7 and 2.2.0.0 through 2.3.3.3.


Remediation/Fixes

Please see the IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin for WebSphere Application Server to determine which WebSphere Application Server versions are affected and to obtain the JDK fixes. The interim fix 1.0.0.0-WS-WASPATTERNS-JDK-2101 can be used to apply the January 2021 SDK iFixes in a PureApplication or Cloud Pak System Environment.

Download and apply the interim fix 1.0.0.0-WS-WASPATTERNS-JDK-2101.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

19 Feb 2021: 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:
05 March 2021

UID

ibm16425553