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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect Rational Directory Server (Tivoli) & Rational Directory Administrator

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 6, Version 7 and Version 8 used by Rational Directory Server (Tivoli) and Rational Directory Administrator. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2017. Install the recommended iFixes to upgrade the JRE in order to resolve these issues.

Vulnerability Details

Rational Directory Server & Rational Directory Administrator are affected by the following vulnerabilities:

CVEID: CVE-2017-3511
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit JCE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124890 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3509
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124888 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3539
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded Security component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124915 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9840
DESCRIPTION: zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120508 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9841
DESCRIPTION: zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120509 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9842
DESCRIPTION: zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an undefined left shift of negative number. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9843
DESCRIPTION: zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a big-endian out-of-bounds pointer. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120511 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Directory Server (Tivoli) v5.2.1 iFix 12 and earlier.

Rational Directory Administrator v6.0.0.2 iFix 06 and earlier.

Remediation/Fixes

1. Install one of the following IBM JREs supported versions that contain the fixes for these vulnerabilities:


2. After installing a fixed IBM JRE version, install Rational Directory Server v5.2.1 iFix12 and Rational Directory Administrator v6.0.0.2 iFix06 from: These steps will update the path of recommended/fixed IBM JRE in RDS/RDA.

For versions of Rational Directory Server that are earlier than version 5.2.1, and Rational Directory Administrator versions earlier than 6.0.0.2, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

26 Jun 2017 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:
17 June 2018

UID

swg22004713