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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (CVE-2020-27221, CVE-2020-14782)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2020 and January 2021. IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ is used by IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments and may be affected by the below vulnerabilities (CVEs). UPDATED: 14 June 2021 - Added fix for 7.1. UPDATED: 25 June 2021 - Added 8.1.9.2 fix for Macintosh

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-27221
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the virtual machine or JNI natives are converting from UTF-8 characters to platform encoding. By sending an overly long string, 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/195353 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14782
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client

8.1.0.0-8.1.11.0 (Macintosh and Windows)
8.1.7.0-8.1.11.0 (Linux - web user interface only)
8.1.9.0-8.1.11.0 (AIX - web user interface only)

7.1.0.0-7.1.8.10 (Macintosh and Windows) - Only affected by CVE-2020-14782

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management8.1.7.0-8.1.11.0 (Linux)
8.1.9.0-8.1.11.0 (AIX)
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for VMware

8.1.0.0-8.1.11.0 (Linux and Windows)

7.1.0.0-7.1.8.10 (Linux and Windows) - Windows is only affected by CVE-2020-14782

IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for Hyper-V

8.1.0.0-8.1.11.0 (Windows)

7.1.0.0-7.1.8.x (Windows) - Only affected by CVE-2020-14782


Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Backup-Archive Client Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
               8.1  8.1.12AIX*
Linux*
Macintosh**
Windows**
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6443671
               8.1
  8.1.9.2***
Macintosh***
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/589103
               7.1
  7.1.8.11
Macintosh**
Windows**
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316619
    * The AIX and Linux platforms are only affected if using the web user interface.
  ** The Macintosh and Windows platforms are only affected by CVE-2020-14782
*** An 8.1.9.2 fix was provided for Macintosh because the Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client was stabilized at 8.1.9 for older Mac OS levels. 
       Refer to https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/660995 for more information.

IBM Spectrum Protect for
Space Management Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1  8.1.12AIX
Linux
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6416187


IBM Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for VMware Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
              8.1    8.1.12Linux
Windows*
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6415103
              7.1
   7.1.8.11
Linux
Windows*
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316625

*Note that Data Protection for VMware on Windows is only affected by CVE-2020-14782

IBM Spectrum Protect for
Virtual Environments:
Data Protection for Hyper-V Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
                     8.1  8.1.12Windows*
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6415103
                     7.1
 
Windows*
Apply the above 7.1.8.11 client fix using the following link:
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316619
*Note that Data Protection for Hyper-V on Windows is only affected by CVE-2020-14782



Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

23 April 2021: Initial Publication
14 June 2021: Updated with 7.1 fix.
25 June 2021 - Added 8.1.9.2 fix for Macintosh

*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

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 June 2021

UID

ibm16445483