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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2018-1656, CVE-2018-12539)

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ that is used by IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware and Data Protection for Hyper-V. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.

Vulnerability Details

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-2018-12539
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 levels of IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware are affected:

  • 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.0
  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.3


The following levels of IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for Hyper-V are affected:

  • 8.1.4.0 through 8.1.6.0

     

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Release

Fixing VRM Level Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
8.1 8.1.6.1 Linux
Windows

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10739257

7.1 7.1.8.4 Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044553

 

IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for Hyper-V  Release

Fixing VRM Level Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
8.1 8.1.6.1 Windows

 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10739263

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Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

08 November 2018 - original version published

*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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Internal Use Only

Advisory 12959 Records 120075 and 123647

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 November 2018

UID

ibm10739387