Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center clients 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).

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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 Storage Productivity Center 5.1.0
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.2.143 (FP3) and earlier
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.1.x
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 3.x

The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center GUI requires an IBM JRE. To meet this requirement, links are provided with the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Java Web Start page for downloading the IBM JRE for Windows, Linux, or AIX. The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center versions listed as affected contain JRE packages that need to be replaced.

This bulletin applies only for launching the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center GUI through Java Web Start on a remote machine and does not affect an installed Tivoli Storage Productivity Center GUI. It does not affect the other web-based GUIs for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication is not affected.


REMEDIATION:
The following steps apply to the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center GUI launched via Java Web Start on remote systems.

  1. Uninstall any versions of Java prior to IBM Java 6 SR12.
  2. Download and install IBM Java 6 SR12.
  3. Launch the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center GUI using the JNLP file and Java Web Start.

Note: Do not use the IBM JRE 1.6.0 or IBM SDK 1.6.0 links provided with the affected Tivoli Storage Productivity Center versions. Once you have upgraded your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center components to a level with the fix, you can use the links again as they will then allow you to download IBM Java 6 SR12. Until the fix is available in a Tivoli Storage Productivity Center maintenance release, you can download the new Java 6 SR12 packages directly from the IBM developerWorks web site or by contacting IBM Support.


Download IBM Java
Operating System Download
AIX Java 6 SR12 from developerWorks
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/service.html#java6
Linux Java 6 SR12 from developerWorks
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux/download.html#java6
Windows Contact IBM Support for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to receive the file.

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center APAR Fix (includes IBM Java 6 SR12 for download)
Affected TPC Version APAR Fixed TPC Version Target Availability
5.1.0 IC88002 5.1.1 December 2012
4.2.2.143 (FP3) and earlier IC88003 4.2.2.3 Interim Fix 1 December 2012

Workaround(s):
None.

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:

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

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

CHANGE HISTORY
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 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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition AIX, Linux, Windows 3.3.2, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

Software version:

5.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1616708

Modified date:

2012-11-13

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