Security Bulletin: Potential security exposure when using InfoSphere BigInsights due to vulnerability in Java JDK Version 6

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Abstract

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights makes use of Java Development Kit (JDK) Version 6. An unspecified vulnerability affecting availability has been identified in IBM Java 6 that may affect InfoSphere BigInsights.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE-2012-0501

DESCRIPTION:

An unspecified vulnerability in the Java Development Kit (JDK) allows remote attackers to affect availability via unknown vectors. For additional information on this vulnerability refer to the CVE references.

CVSS:

CVEID: CVE-2012-0501
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73195 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED VERSIONS/PLATFORMS:

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights version 1.1 through 1.4

REMEDIATION:

FIXES:

For version 1.1 and 1.2:
- Upgrade to IBM InfoSphere BigInsights version 2.0

For version 1.3 and 1.3.0.1:
- Apply 1.3.0.2 Fix Pack

For version 1.4:
- Apply 1.4.0.1 Fix Pack

For version 1.3.0.0 Power Linux:
- Upgrade to IBM InfoSphere BigInsights version 2.0 for Power Linux


WORKAROUNDS:

None known; apply fixes.

MITIGATIONS:

None.

REFERENCES:

CVE-2012-0501


Complete CVSS Guide (http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 (http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
X-Force Vulnerability Database (http://xforce.iss.net)

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:

InfoSphere BigInsights
Developer Tools

Software version:

1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0

Operating system(s):

Linux Red Hat - pSeries, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux SUSE - pSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries

Software edition:

Basic Edition, Enterprise Edition

Reference #:

1620330

Modified date:

2012-12-17

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