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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server July 2016 CPU (CVE-2016-3485) that is bundled with IBM WebSphere Application Server Patterns and IBM WebSphere Application Server for Cloud.

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabiltities in the IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These issues were disclosed in the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2016.

Vulnerability Details

If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for “IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the “References” section for more information.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3485
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Java SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Patterns through and through


Please see the IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin for WebSphere Application Server to determine which WebSphere Application Server versions are affected. The interim fix can be used to apply the July SDK versions in a PureApplication Environment.

Download the interim fix

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

10/05/2016 Original Published document date

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018