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Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime Affect IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Versions 8.0.5.25, 8.0.5.20, and 7.0.10.30, used by IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX. IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-12547 
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the jio_snprintf() and jio_vsnprintf() functions. By sending an overly long argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157512 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2018-1890 
DESCRIPTION: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 on the AIX platform uses absolute RPATHs which may facilitate code injection and privilege elevation by local users.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/152081  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Unix 6.0.0

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Unix 4.3.0

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Unix 4.2.0

Remediation/Fixes

V.R.M.F

APAR Remediation/First Fix
6.0.0 IT29296 Apply 6.0.0.0.iFix033, available on Fix Central
4.3.0 IT29296 Apply 4.3.0.0.iFix043, available on Fix Central
4.2.0 IT29296 Apply 4.2.0.4.iFix106, available on Fix Central

For versions previous to 4.2.0, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

30 May 2019: 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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Document Information

Modified date:
31 May 2019

UID

ibm10881169