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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect IBM Tivoli Monitoring

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are several vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped as part of multiple IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) components.

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-2018-2964
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-2018-2973
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-2018-12539
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

The following components of IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) are affected by this bulletin:

-Java (CANDLEHOME) ITM 6.2.3 Fix Pack 1 (JRE 1.6) through 6.3.0 Fix Pack 7 (JRE 7) (CVE-2018-1656 and CVE-2018-12539 only)
-Java (Tivoli Enterprise Portal client browser or webstart) ITM 6.2.3 Fix pack 1 through 6.3.0 Fix Pack 7 (All CVE's listed)
 

Remediation/Fixes

Java (TEP) Remediation:
These vulnerabilities exist where the affected Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed on systems running the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Browser client or Java WebStart client. The affected JRE is installed on a system when logging into the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal using the Browser client or WebStart client and a JRE at the required level does not exist. The portal provides an option to download the provided JRE to the system. 

This fix below provides updated JRE packages for the portal server which can be downloaded by new client systems. Once the fix has been installed on the portal server, instructions in the README can be used to download the updated JRE from the portal to the portal clients.

 

Fix

VRMF

How to acquire fix

6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_TEP-20181113 6.2.3 FP1 through 6.3.0 FP7 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10740267

 

 

 

Java (CANDLEHOME) Remediation:
The patch below should be installed which will update the shared Tivoli Enterprise-supplied JRE (jr component on UNIX/Linux) or Embedded JVM (JVM component on Windows).
 

 

 

Fix

VRMF

How to acquire fix

6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_CANDLEHOME-20181113 6.2.3 through 6.3.0 FP7 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10740261

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Off

Change History

2018/11/06 Initial Draft

*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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Internal Use Only

Adv 12959(PRID: 119995)

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 November 2018

UID

ibm10738853