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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server October 2016 CPU (CVE-2016-5573, CVE-2016-5597)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabiltities in the 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 October 2016. These may affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

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.
HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.

CVEID: CVE-2016-5573
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the VM component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 8.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118070 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-2016-5597
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118071 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)


Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty up to 16.0.0.3. IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional Version 9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.1, 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.10, 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 SDK, Java Technology Editions that are shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 16.0.0.4, 9.0.0.2, 8.5.5.11, 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 WebSphere Application Server Liberty:

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

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71256: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71254: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 60 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later or WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71253: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 60 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.5 or later or WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71250: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP20 (optional)
  • For a Liberty Archive Fix - Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71252: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP20 (optional)

--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty (16.0.0.4) or later.

For Version 9 WebSphere Application Server Traditional
:

Update the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition using the instructions in the IBM Knowledge Center Installing and updating IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on distributed environments then use the IBM Installation manager to access the online product repositories to install the SDK.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.10 WebSphere Application Server Traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional 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 Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71255: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35 (required)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71254: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 60 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71253: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 60 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71250: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP20 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 11 (8.5.5.11) 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 PI71257: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35
--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 PI71259: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 35
--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.

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References

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Change History

02 November 2016: original document 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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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

swg21993440