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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect AIX

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Versions 7, 7.1, 8 that are used by AIX. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2019.

Vulnerability Details

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)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12549
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to omit a null check on the receiver object of an Unsafe call when accelerating it. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157513 for the current score
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-2018-12547
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 the current score
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-2019-2422
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155741 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:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-2449
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Deployment component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155766 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:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2019-2426
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155744 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-11212
DESCRIPTION: libjpeg is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by divide-by-zero error in the alloc_sarray function in jmemmgr.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/143429 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

AIX 7.1, 7.2
 
The following fileset levels (VRMF) are vulnerable, if the respective Java version is installed:

For Java7:    Less than 7.0.0.640
For Java7.1:  Less than 7.1.0.440
For Java8:    Less than 8.0.0.530
       
Note: To find out whether the affected Java filesets are installed on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in AIX user's guide.

Example:  lslpp -L | grep -i java

Remediation/Fixes

Note: Recommended remediation is to always install the most recent Java package available for the respective Java version.

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 40 and subsequent releases:
    32-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=7.0.0.0&platform=AIX+32-bit,+pSeries&function=all
    64-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=7.0.0.0&platform=AIX+64-bit,+pSeries&function=all

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 40 and subsequent releases:
    32-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=7.1.0.0&platform=AIX+32-bit,+pSeries&function=all
    64-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=7.1.0.0&platform=AIX+64-bit,+pSeries&function=all

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 5 Fix Pack 30 and subsequent releases:
    32-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=8.0.0.0&platform=AIX+32-bit,+pSeries&function=all
    64-bit: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~WebSphere&product=ibm/IBM+SDKs+for+Java+Technology/Java+Standard+Edition+%28Java+SE%29&release=8.0.0.0&platform=AIX+64-bit,+pSeries&function=all

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None.

*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

More support for: AIX family

Software version: 7.1, 7.2

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: 0878376

Modified date: 16 April 2019