Security Bulletin: Tivoli Management Framework affected by vulnerabilities in IBM JRE (CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4821, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-4823)

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Abstract

These vulnerabilities are only applicable to Java deployments where untrusted code may be executed under a security manager (e.g. Java applets running in a web browser).

Tivoli Management Framework does not have functions that allow external attackers to upload and execute Java code. However, Tivoli Management Framework is a common framework on which the applications written by IBM and customers run. Therefore, the fix for the updated JRE is provided just in case of unknown vulnerabilities.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:


    CVE IDs: CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4821, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-4823
    DESCRIPTION:
    There are a number of vulnerabilities in the IBM JAVA SDK that affect various components (ORB, XML and JMX). The vulnerabilities allow code running under a security manager to escalate its privileges by modifying or removing the security manager. Some of the issues need to be combined in sequence to achieve an exploit.

    The vulnerabilities could occur when the IBM JRE is installed as the system JRE, such that it may be used to execute untrusted Java applets or Web Start applications in a browser.

    CVEID: CVE-2012-4820
    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78764 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

    CVEID: CVE-2012-4821
    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78765 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

    CVEID: CVE-2012-4822
    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78766 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
    CVEID: CVE-2012-4823
    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78767 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

    AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
    Tivoli Management Framework 4.3.1

    Note: Tivoli Management Framework 4.1.1 uses IBM JRE 1.3.1. IBM JRE 1.3.1 has already reached end of support. So basically, a new fix for JRE 1.3.1 is not provided by IBM and the vulnerability information is also not reported by IBM. If a customer has any concerns about these vulnerabilities, we recommend to upgrade the Framework from 4.1.1 to 4.3.1.

    REMEDIATION:

    JRE 1.4.2 for Tivoli Management Framework 4.3.1:

    On 4.3.1 TMR/MN/GW (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows):

    Apply the JRE patch 4.3.1-TMF-0028

    On 4.3.1 Mobile endpoint (Windows):

    Apply the Tivoli Mobile Console patch 4.3.1-TMF-0029

    Fix VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
    4.3.1-TMF-0028 4.3.1 IV31408 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033796
    4.3.1-TMF-0029 4.3.1 IV31409 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033797

    WORKAROUND(S):
    None.

    MITIGATION(S):
    None.

    REFERENCES:
    • Complete CVSS Guide
    • On-line Calculator V2
    • CVE-2011-4820
    • X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78764
    • CVE-2011-4821
    • X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78765
    • CVE-2011-4822
    • X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78766
    • CVE-2011-4823
    • X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78767


    RELATED INFORMATION:
    http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2012/Sep/38

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations.

    CHANGE HISTORY
    Date of Creation/Update Summary of Changes
    November 15, 2012 Flash published
    November 16, 2012 Changed the description of Abstract
    November 30, 2012 Changed the target date for the release of the fixes
    December 4, 2012 Added the URLs to acquire the fixes instead of the target dates because the fixes have been released.
    January 29, 2013 Added the comments regarding Tivoli Management Framework 4.1.1

    *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:

Tivoli Management Framework

Software version:

4.3.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1616558

Modified date:

2013-01-29

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