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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affect WebSphere Application Server July 2015 CPU

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 as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2015. 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

DESCRIPTION: This bulletin covers all applicable Java SE CVEs published by Oracle as part of their July 2015 Critical Patch Update and additional vulnerabilities which affect 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.

CVEID: CVE-2015-2613
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability and Java SE Embedded related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104734 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2015-2601
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104733 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-4749
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JNDI component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104740 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVEID: CVE-2015-2625
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104743 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1931
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Java Security Components store plain text data in memory dumps, which could allow a local attacker to obtain information to aid in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102967 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/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 8.5.5.6, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.11, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37, Version 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47

  • This does not occur on IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 8.5.5.7, 8.0.0.12 and 7.0.0.39 or later.

Remediation/Fixes

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

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.6 Liberty Profile:

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 PI45818: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 7
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI45305: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 10
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI45303: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 10
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI45300: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 1 Fix Pack 10
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 7 (8.5.5.7) or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.6 Full Profile:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Full Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply one of the interim fixes below:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI45306: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 7 (required)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI45305: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 10 (optional)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI45303: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 10 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 7 (8.5.5.7) or later.


For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.11:

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

  • Apply Interim Fix PI45308: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 7
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 12 (8.0.0.12) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:

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

  • Apply Interim Fix PI45309: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 7
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 39 (7.0.0.39) or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 6.1.0.47

  • Then apply Interim Fix PI45311: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 5.0 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 13

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

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Change History

29 July 2015: original document published
29 July 2015: updated 8558 fixpack
13 October 2015: updated 80011 fixpack and 80012 date
23 November 2015: Clarified July CPU went into 8557
13 January 2016: removed required/optional for Liberty

*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

swg21962931