The IBM WebSphere Application Server shipped in Rational Developer for System z Software includes an IBM Java SDK that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released June 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM Java SDK has been updated to incorporate those updates.
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Description: HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allows an attacker to craft a malicious link to the documentation which injects arbitrary content into the main frame. The injected content appears to originate from the site hosting the documentation, but in fact it is hosted elsewhere, and may contain malicious links or content. This type of attack is known as "clickjacking".
The attack does not require authentication and may be exploited remotely if the html page is network available, but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the availability of the system, but data integrity could be compromised.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84715 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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-2013-2468 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2469 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2465 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2464 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2463 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2473 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2472 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2471 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2470 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2459 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2466 (CVSS 10)
CVE-2013-2462 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-2460 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3743 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-2448 (CVSS 7.6)
CVE-2013-2442 (CVSS 7.5)
CVE-2013-2407 (CVSS 6.4)
CVE-2013-2454 (CVSS 5.8)
CVE-2013-2458 (CVSS 5.8)
CVE-2013-3744 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2400 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2456 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2453 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2457 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2455 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2412 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2443 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2447 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2437 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2444 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2452 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2446 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2450 (CVSS 5)
CVE-2013-2449 (CVSS 4.3)
CVE-2013-2451 (CVSS 3.7)
CVE-2013-1500 (CVSS 3.2)
CVE-2013-4002 (CVSS 7.1)
CVE-2013-3006 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3007 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3008 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3009 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3010 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3011 (CVSS 9.3)
CVE-2013-3012 (CVSS 9.3)
Affected Products and Versions
SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124, Version 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52, Version 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11, Version 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
Note: This does not occur on SDK versions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers fix pack 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 or later.
This Security Bulletin addresses the security vulnerabilities that have shipped with the IBM SDK and is part of the Oracle June 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.
For mixed cells that contain WebSphere Application Server version 6.0.2 nodes where java 2 security is enable, ensure PM92206 or its circumvention is applied to the Deployment Manager to prevent sync operation failure.
Upgrade your SDK to an interim fix level as determined below:
For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition :
Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release:
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91291: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR5
- Apply Interim Fix PM91292: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR6
- Apply Java SDK shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 126.96.36.199 or later (targeted to be available 28 October 2013).
For 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91293: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR6
- Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 7 (220.127.116.11) or later (targeted to be available 19 August 2013).
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91295: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 SR14
- Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 31 (126.96.36.199) or later (targeted to be available 16 December 2013).
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
- Apply Interim Fix PM91296: Will upgrade you to SDK 5 SR16 FP3
- Apply Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 47 (220.127.116.11) or later (targeted to be available 9 September 2013)
Important note: IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.
For additional details and information on WebSphere Application Server product updates:
- For Distributed, see Recommended fixes for WebSphere Application Server.
- For i5/OS, see WebSphere Application Server for i5/OS.
- For z/OS, see APAR/PTF Tables by version for IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.
Workarounds and Mitigations
IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.
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* 26 August 2013: Original publish date
*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 Security Bulletin.
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.