Security Bulletin: WebSphere Application Server updates to IBM SDK for Java Feb 2013 CPU

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Abstract

Multiple security vulnerabilites exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server.

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The IBM WebSphere Application Server is shipped with an IBM SDK for Java that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released February 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM SDK for Java that WebSphere Application Server ships is affected. These fixes also include other Oracle critical security updates CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-1493 and CVE-2013-0809.
Vulnerability Details

CVE-2013-0440 - Unspecified vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment allows remote attackers to affect availability via vectors related to JSSE.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81799
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2013-0443 - Unspecified vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality and integrity via vectors related to JSSE.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81801
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE-2013-0169 - The TLS protocol does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which allows remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

The following advisories are included in the SDK but WebSphere Application Server is not vulnerable to them. You will need to evaluate your own code to determine if you are vulnerable. Please refer to the Reference section for more information on the advisories not applicable to WebSphere Application Server :

CVE-2013-0437 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-1478 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0445 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-1480 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0441 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-1475 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-1476 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2012-1541 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0446 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2012-3342 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0442 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0450 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0425 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0426 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0428 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2012-3213 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-1481 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-0444 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-0429 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-0419 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-0423 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-0351 (CVSS 7.5)
CVE-2013-0432 (CVSS 6.4)
CVE-2013-0449 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-1473 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0435 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0434 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0409 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0431 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0427 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0433 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0424 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2013-0438 (CVSS 4.3 )
CVE-2013-1489 (CVSS 0 )
CVE-2013-1487 (CVSS 10 )
CVE-2013-1486 (CVSS 10 )
CVE-2013-1484 (CVSS 10 )
CVE-2013-1485 (CVSS 5 )
CVE-2012-3174 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2012-0422 (CVSS 10 )
CVE-2013-1493 (CVSS 10 )
CVE-2013-0809 (CVSS 10 )

Versions affected:

  • SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.27, Version 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45
  • This does not occur on SDK versions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers fixpack following 8.5.0.2, or with fixpacks 8.0.0.6, 7.0.0.29 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 February 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) and other security updates from Oracle. For details on these updates please refer to the Reference section of this bulletin or refer to the Problem Summary of the Interim Fixes.


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 8.5.0.2:

Note: PM86920 is the equivalent of PM84776 but will also apply to Fix pack 8.5.0.2 and PM86919 is the equivalent of PM84774 but will also apply to Fix pack 8.5.0.2. So if you installed these on top of V8.5.0.0 or V8.5.0.1 you do not need the updates below.
  • Apply Interim Fix PM86920: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR4 +IV37363+IV37419+IV37656
--OR-
  • Apply Interim Fix PM86919: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR5 +IV36426+IV37419+IV37656+IV38029
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix 8.5.5.0 or later.

For 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM80758: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR5 +IV36426+IV37419+IV37656+IV38029
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 6 (8.0.0.6) or later. HP environments should be upgraded to the IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 7 (8.0.0.7) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.27:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM80757: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 SR13 +IV36426+IV37419+IV37656+IV38029
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 29 (7.0.0.29) or later. HP environments should be upgraded to the IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 31 (7.0.0.31) or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM80756: Will upgrade you to SDK 5 SR16 FP1 + IV37670
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java 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. Please refer to Java on IBM i for updates on when these fixes will be available.


For WebSphere Application Server for z/OS operating systems:


For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2:

Note: PM86920 is the equivalent of PM84776 but will also apply to Fix pack 8.5.0.2 and PM86919 is the equivalent of PM84774 but will also apply to Fix pack 8.5.0.2. So if you installed these on top of V8.5.0.0 or V8.5.0.1 you do not need the updates below.
  • Apply Interim Fix PM86920: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR4
--OR-
  • Apply Interim Fix PM86919: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR5 +IV36426+IV37419+IV37656+IV38029
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 8.5.5.0 or later.

For 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.5:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM80758: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR5 +IV36426+IV37419+IV37656+IV38029
--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 7.0.0.27:
  • Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Application Server support to request ++APARs for PM83297
  • 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 ++APARs for PM83290
  • 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
  • 18 March 2013: Original publish date
  • 21 March 2013: Updated information on HP fixes and Version 6.1
  • 4 April 2013: Updated wording for CVE items not applicable to WebSphere Application Server
  • 16 April 2013: HP-UX fixes available, add ifix for 8.5.0.2 and below
  • 18 April 2013: Added SDK APAR references
  • 30 April 2013: Added link to Version 6.1 ifix

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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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):

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

Software edition:

Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #:

1627634

Modified date:

2013-03-21

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