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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect AIX

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Versions 7, 7.1, 8 that are used by AIX. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1517
DESCRIPTION: A flaw in the java.math component in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition may allow an attacker to inflict a denial-of-service attack with specially crafted String data.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/141681 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION: The IBM Java Runtime Environment''s Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-2973
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146835 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-2952
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit Concurrency 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/146815 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-2940
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146803 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-2964
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Deployment component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146827 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148389 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
VIOS 2.2.x
 
The following fileset levels (VRMF) are vulnerable, if the  respective Java version is installed:
For Java7:    Less than 7.0.0.630
For Java7.1:  Less than 7.1.0.430
For Java8:    Less than 8.0.0.521
 
Note: To find out whether the affected Java filesets are installed on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in AIX user's guide.
 
Example:  lslpp -L | grep -i java

Remediation/Fixes

Note: Recommended remediation is to always install the most recent Java package available for the respective Java version.
 
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 30 and subsequent releases:
 
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 30 and subsequent releases:
 
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 5 Fix Pack 21 and subsequent releases:

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

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Acknowledgement

None.

*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

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 September 2018

UID

ibm10730909