Security Bulletin: Potential security vulnerabilities in IBM SDK for Java for WebSphere Application Server

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Abstract

The IBM WebSphere Application Server is shipped with an IBM Developer kit for Java that is based on the Oracle SDK. Oracle has released October 2012 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM SDK for Java that WebSphere Application Server ships is affected.

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Versions affected:

  • SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.1, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.25, Version 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45
  • This does not occur on SDK versions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers 8.5.0.2, 8.0.0.6, 7.0.0.27 and 6.1.0.47 or later.

Description:
This Security Bulletin addresses the security vulnerabilities that have shipped with the IBM SDK for Java and is part of the Oracle October 2012 critical patch updates (CPU). For details on these updates please refer to the Reference section of this bulletin.

Solutions:
Upgrade your SDK to an interim fix level as determined below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition :

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.1:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75382: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR4
--OR--
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75383: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR3
--OR--
  • Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 2 (8.5.0.2) or later.

For 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75381: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR4
--OR--
  • Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 6 (8.0.0.6) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.25:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75379: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 SR12
--OR--
  • Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 27 (7.0.0.27) or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75378: Will upgrade you to SDK 5 SR15
--OR--
  • Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 47 (6.1.0.47) or later.

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.

For Versions 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.1:
  • Apply all of the PTFs matching one of these Developer Kit for Java options and the version of IBM i installed on your system from the chart below.

For Versions 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5:
  • Apply all of the PTFs matching one of these Developer Kit for Java options and the version of IBM i installed on your system from the chart below.
For Versions 7.0 through 7.0.0.25:
  • Apply all of the PTFs matching one of these Developer Kit for Java options and the version of IBM i installed on your system from the chart below.

For Versions 6.1 through 6.1.0.45:
  • Apply all of the PTFs matching one of these Developer Kit for Java options and the version of IBM i installed on your system from the chart below.
Java Developer Kit 5.0 32 bit Java Developer Kit 5.0 64 bit Java Developer Kit 6.0 32 bit Java Developer Kit 6.0 64 bit Java Developer Kit 6 (J9 2.6) 32 bit Java Developer Kit 6 (J9 2.6) 64 bit Java Developer Kit 7.0 32 bit Java Developer Kit 7.0 64 bit
V5R4 SI48515
SI48514
N/A SI48554
SI48559
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
IBM i 6.1 SI48512
SI48516
SI48513
SI48518
SI48541
SI48558
SI48543
SI48605
SI48621
SI48741 SI48742 SI48750 SI48751 N/A N/A
IBM i 7.1 SI48512
SI48516
SI48513
SI48518
SI48541
SI48558
SI48543
SI48605
SI48621
SI48741 SI48742 SI48750 SI48751 SI48822 SI48868 SI48836 SI48835 SI48869 SI48833



For WebSphere Application Server for z/OS operating systems:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.1:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75382: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR4
--OR--
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75383: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR3
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 2 (8.5.0.2) or later. .
For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM75381: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR4
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 6 (8.0.0.6) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.25:
  • Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Application Server support to request ++APARs for PM75379
  • Please include, in the PMR, your WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack level, as well as any additional ++APARs and Feature Packs that you have installed
-OR-
For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45:
  • Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Application Server support to request a ++APAR for PM75378
  • Please include, in the PMR, your WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack level, as well as any additional ++APARs and Feature Packs that you have installed.
--OR--
For additional details and information on WebSphere Application Server product updates:
Change history
  • 04 Dec 2012: Original publish date
  • 22 Jan 2012: minor wording updates and add in PTF updates to IBM i table

REFERENCES:
*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:

WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Software edition:

Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #:

1617227

Modified date:

2012-12-04

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