Multiple security vulnerabilites exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server.
The IBM WebSphere Application Server is shipped with an IBM SDK for Java that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released June 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM SDK for Java has been updated to incorporate those updates.
CVE-2013-1571 - HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. Please refer to this document for more information: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg21641387
The following advisories are included in the SDK 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-2013-2468 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2469 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2465 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2464 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2463 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2473 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2472 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2471 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2470 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2459 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2466 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2462 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-2460 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3743 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-2448 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-2442 (CVSS 7.5)
CVE-2013-2407 (CVSS 6.4)
CVE-2013-2454 (CVSS 5.8)
CVE-2013-2458 (CVSS 5.8)
CVE-2013-3744 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2400 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2456 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2453 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2457 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2455 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2412 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2443 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2447 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2437 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2444 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2452 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2446 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2450 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2449 (CVSS 4.3)
CVE-2013-2451 (CVSS 3.7)
CVE-2013-1500 (CVSS 3.2)
CVE-2013-4002 (CVSS 7.1)
CVE-2013-3006 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3007 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3008 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3009 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3010 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3011 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3012 (CVSS 9.3)
- SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199, Version 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206, Version 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168, Version 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
- This does not occur on SDK versions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers fix pack 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 or later.
This Security Bulletin addresses the security vulnerabilities that have shipped with the IBM SDK for Java and is part of the Oracle June 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) and other security updates from Oracle. For details on these updates please refer to the Reference section of this bulletin or refer to the Problem Summary of the Interim Fixes.
For mixed cells that contain WebSphere Application Server version 6.0.2 nodes where java 2 security is enable, ensure PM92206 or its circumvention is applied to the Deployment Manager to prevent sync operation failure.
Upgrade your SDK to an interim fix level as determined below:
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 V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91291: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR5
- Apply Interim Fix PM91292: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR6
- Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 188.8.131.52 or later.
For 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91293: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR6
- Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 7 (18.104.22.168) or later. HP Platforms should apply the IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 8 (22.214.171.124) or later.
For V126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91295: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 SR14
- Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 31 (184.108.40.206) or later. HP Platforms should apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 33 (220.127.116.11) or later.
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91296: Will upgrade you to SDK 5 SR16 FP3
- Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 47 (126.96.36.199) or later. HP Platforms should apply the Interim Fix above.
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.
Important note: IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.
- 15 August 2013: Original publish date
- 21 August 2013: Removal of unneeded links
- 5 December 2014: Updated HP platform information
- IBM Security Alerts
- Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - June 2013
- Java on IBM i
- Complete CVSS Guide
- On-line Calculator V2
- WebSphere Application Server Recommended Fixes Page
*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 Flash.
Note: 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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15 June 2018