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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect WebSphere Application Server January 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 January 2015.

Vulnerability Details

The following advisories are included in the IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition and WebSphere Application Server may be vulnerable to them. Interim fixes for HP Platforms will be available by 03/31/2015.



CVEID: CVE-2014-6593
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100153 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0400
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100149 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0410
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Security component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100151 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


The following advisories are included in the IBM SDK for Java 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:

CVE IDs:


CVE-2014-6549
CVE-2014-6585
CVE-2014-6587
CVE-2014-6591
CVE-2014-8891
CVE-2014-8892
CVE-2015-0395
CVE-2015-0403
CVE-2015-0406
CVE-2015-0407
CVE-2015-0408
CVE-2015-0412

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.35, Version 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47 are affected. This does not occur on IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 8.5.5.5, 8.0.0.11 and 7.0.0.37 or later.


Warning:

For mixed cells that contain WebSphere Application Server version 6.0.2 nodes where Java 2 security is enabled, ensure APAR PM92206 or its circumvention is applied to the Deployment Manager to prevent sync operation failure. PM92206 has been delivered with an Interim Fix or with WebSphere Application Server Fix Packs 8.5.5.1 and 8.0.0.7 and 7.0.0.31 or later.

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition :

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

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4 Full Profile:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI33405: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 3 (required)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33403: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 2 FP10 (optional)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33404: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 8 FP10 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 5 (8.5.5.5) or later.

For 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33406: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 3
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 11 (8.0.0.11) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.35:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33407: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 3
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 37 (7.0.0.37) or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:
  • Contact IBM Support and apply Interim Fix PI33408: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 5.0 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 9

For IBM WebSphere Application Server for i5/OS operating systems:


The IBM Developer Kit for Java is prerequisite software for WebSphere Application Server for IBM i. Please refer to Java on IBM i for updates on when these fixes will be available.

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Important Note

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References

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Change History

5 February 2015: original document published
6 February 2015: updated descriptions

*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

swg21695362