There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty. The CVE(s) listed in this document might affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty. These products have addressed the applicable CVE(s). If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities is applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities, refer to the link for "IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the References section for more information. HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE, Oracle GraalVM for JDK related to the JSSE component could allow a remote attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, no integrity impact, and low availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/268929 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)
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the CORBA component could allow a remote attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/268928 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw when a shutdown signal (SIGTERM, SIGINT or SIGHUP) is received before the JVM has finished initializing. By sending a specially crafted request, a local authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an infinite busy hang on a spinlock or a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/271615 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty
|IBM WebSphere Application Server
|IBM WebSphere Application Server
For IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty:
Upgrade to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 SR8 FP15 refer to IBM Java SDKs for Liberty
For Version 9 IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional:
Update to the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 8 FP15 using the instructions in the IBM Documentation Installing and updating IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on distributed environments then use the IBM Installation Manager to access the online product repositories to install the SDK or use IBM Installation Manager and access the packages from Fixcentral.
For Version 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124 IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional:
For the IBM SDK, Java Technology Version that you use, upgrade to the minimal fix pack level of IBM WebSphere Application Server as noted in the interim fix below then apply the interim fixes:
For IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8
- For environments that have been upgraded to use the new default IBM SDK Version 8 bundled with IBM WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 or later: Apply interim fix PH58104: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 8 FP15.
- Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 25 (188.8.131.52) or later (targeted availability 1Q 2024).
Follow instructions above for the IBM WebSphere Application Server to download the interim fix needed for your version of the Application Client.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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17 Nov 2023: 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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17 November 2023