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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in current releases of the IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition

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Summary

Java SE issues disclosed in the Oracle April 2016 Critical Patch Update, plus CVE-2016-0636 and three additional vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVE IDs: CVE-2016-3443 CVE-2016-0687 CVE-2016-0686 CVE-2016-3427 CVE-2016-0636 CVE-2016-3449 CVE-2016-3422 CVE-2016-3426 CVE-2016-0363 CVE-2016-0376 CVE-2016-0264

DESCRIPTION: This bulletin covers all applicable Java SE CVEs published by Oracle as part of their April 2016 Critical Patch Update. For more information please refer to Oracle's April 2016 CPU Advisory and the X-Force database entries referenced below.

This bulletin also describes CVE-2016-0636, which was published by Oracle in a security alert in March 2016. CVE-2016-0636 affects IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on Solaris, HP-UX and Mac OS X only.

This bulletin also describes three additional vulnerabilities; CVE-2016-0363, CVE-2016-0376 and CVE-2016-0264, which affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3443
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the 2D component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112452 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0687
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the VM component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112455 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0686
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to Serialization has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112456 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3427
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JMX component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112459 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0636
Description: Oracle Java SE could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in the desktop and browser plug-in versions of the software. By persuading a victim to visit a specially crafted web site, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain complete control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111731 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3449
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Deployment component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112453 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3422
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the 2D component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a partial availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112454 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3426
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a partial confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112457 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0363
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition contains a vulnerability in the IBM ORB implementation that may allow untrusted code running under a security manager to elevate its privileges. This vulnerability was originally reported as CVE-2013-3009.
CVSS Base Score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112016 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0376
DESCRIPTION:
 A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability allows code running under a security manager to escalate its privileges by modifying or removing the security manager. This vulnerability was originally reported as CVE-2013-5456.
CVSS Base Score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112152 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0264
DESCRIPTION:
 A buffer overflow vulnerability in the IBM JVM facilitates arbitrary code execution under certain limited circumstances.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110867 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 21 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 20 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 31 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 31 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 2 Fix Pack 11 and earlier releases

NOTE: CVE-2016-0636 affects IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on Solaris, HP-UX and Mac OS X only.

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 25 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 25 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 40 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 40 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 and subsequent releases

For the HP-UX platform only, the fixes for CVE-2016-0363 and CVE-2016-0376 are also included in the following releases:

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 22
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 21
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 32
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 2 Fix Pack 14

For detailed information on which CVEs affect which releases, please refer to the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Security Alerts page.

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition releases can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here

IBM customers requiring an update for an SDK shipped with an IBM product should contact IBM support, and/or refer to the appropriate product security bulletin.

APAR numbers are as follows:

IV83999 (CVE-2016-3443)
IV84000 (CVE-2016-0687)
IV84026 (CVE-2016-0686)
IV84027 (CVE-2016-3427)
IV84028 (CVE-2016-3449)
IV84029 (CVE-2016-3422)
IV84030 (CVE-2016-3426)
IX90171 (CVE-2016-0376)
IX90172 (CVE-2016-0363)
IV84035 (CVE-2016-0264)

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References

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

CVE-2016-0363 and CVE-2016-0376 were reported by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations.

Change History

April 29 2016: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 released
April 27 2016: Original version published

*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.

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Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology

Software version: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: Java SE

Reference #: 1980826

Modified date: 29 April 2016