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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affect WebSphere Application Server April 2016 CPU (CVE-2016-3426, CVE-2016-3427)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These issues were disclosed in the Oracle April 2016 Critical Patch Update, plus four additional vulnerabilities. These may affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Full Profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

Vulnerability Details

This bulletin covers all applicable Java SE CVEs published by Oracle as part of their April 2016 Critical Patch Update which affects IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition. There are other advisories included in the IBM Java SDK but WebSphere Application Server is not vulnerable to them. You will need to evaluate your own code to determine if you are vulnerable. Please refer to the Reference section for more information on the advisories not applicable to WebSphere Application Server. HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.


CVEID: CVE-2016-3427
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JMX component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112459 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3426
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a partial confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112457 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Java SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41.

  • This does not occur on IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 8.5.5.10, 8.0.0.13 and 7.0.0.43 or later.

Remediation/Fixes

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release

For the IBM Java SDK updates:
For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9 WebSphere Application Server Liberty:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and apply one of the interim fixes below:

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61189: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 25 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61187: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 40 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61186: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 40 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61184: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 (optional)
  • For a Liberty Archive Fix - Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61185: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 10 (8.5.5.10) or later.


For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9 WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition
:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and then apply one or more of the interim fixes below:

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61188: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 25 (required)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61187: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 40 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61186: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 40 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later then apply Interim Fix PI61184: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 10 (8.5.5.10) or later.


For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later then apply the interim fix below:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI61190: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 25
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 13 (8.0.0.13) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 7.0.0.31 or later then apply the interim fix below:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI61191: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 25
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 43 (7.0.0.43) or later.

For unsupported versions of the above products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

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References

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Change History

03 May 2016: original document published
13 July 2016: updated Java 8 for classic
13 September 2016: updated fix pack release dates

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21982223