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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Java affecting Watson Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Security Bulletin


Summary

Vulnerabilities in Java are affecting Watson Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak for Data. The vulnerabilities have been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

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-2020-14782
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem3.0
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem2.5
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem

3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.5.3


Remediation/Fixes

Watson Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.5.3: install refresh 4 (Watson Knowledge Catalog 3.5.4)

Watson Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 3.0: install patch cpd-3.0.1-wkc-patch-8 or higher

Watson Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 2.5: install patch cpd-2.5.0.0-wkc-patch-12 or higher

See https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/cloud-paks/cp-data/3.5.0?topic=overview-whats-new#whats-new__mar2021

See https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/5693666

Workarounds and Mitigations

None. The Java JVM must be upgraded.

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Change History

26 May 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:
26 May 2021

UID

ibm16456661