Security bulletin: Potential security vulnerabilities in IBM DataQuant with JRE 6

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Abstract

IBM® DataQuant makes use of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6. This security bulletin explains how to address potential security exposures with IBM DataQuant for z/OS and IBM DataQuant for Multiplatforms due to vulnerabilities in Java Software Developer Kits.

See ‘Vulnerability Details’ for CVE IDs.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-0551, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717, CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1720, CVE-2012-1721, CVE-2012-1722, CVE-2012-1725

DESCRIPTION: Customers who use JavaTM-based applications such as IBM DataQuant are potentially impacted by these vulnerabilities, which can cause performance or Denial of Service (DoS) issues. For additional information, please refer to Oracle’s June 2012 Critical Patch Update.

CVSS:
Refer to the developerWorks JavaTM Technology Security Alerts for the CVSS base score of each specific vulnerability.

AFFECTED VERSIONS/PLATFORMS:
Releases of IBM DataQuant currently in support at the time of this bulletin are affected, including DataQuant 1.2.15 and earlier. The vulnerability affects all currently supported platforms.

REMEDIATION:
For DataQuant for Workstation, the recommended solution is to apply Fix Pack 16 for DataQuant Version 1.2 as soon as possible.

DataQuant for WebSphere uses the JRE version in use by the web application server. Therefore, see remediation instructions for the web application server in use.

FIX:
Download and install DataQuant 1.2.16 from the IBM Fix Packs for DataQuant website to replace the affected release.
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021887

For DataQuant for WebSphere, see above recommended remediation.

WORKAROUND:
To reduce the risk of a successful attack, do not use third-party custom edit code libraries if you are not sure of their origin until you have applied the IBM DataQuant fix pack referenced above.

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
CVE-2012-0551
CVE-2012-1713
CVE-2012-1716
CVE-2012-1717
CVE-2012-1718
CVE-2012-1719
CVE-2012-1720
CVE-2012-1721
CVE-2012-1722
CVE-2012-1725

RELATED INFORMATION:

· IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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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More support for:

DB2 Tools for z/OS
DataQuant

Software version:

1.2.0

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Software edition:

Edition Independent

Reference #:

1614442

Modified date:

2012-10-19

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