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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities may affect IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition

Security Bulletin


Summary

Java SE issues disclosed in the Oracle October 2016 Critical Patch Update

Vulnerability Details

CVE IDs: CVE-2016-5582 CVE-2016-5568 CVE-2016-5556 CVE-2016-5573 CVE-2016-5597 CVE-2016-5554 CVE-2016-5542

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

CVEID: CVE-2016-5582
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the VM component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118069 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5568
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the AWT component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118068 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5556
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the 2D component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 9.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118067 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5573
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the VM component has high confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and high availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 8.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118070 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5597
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118071 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:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5554
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the JMX component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118072 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5542
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118073 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 30 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 30 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 50 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 50 and earlier releases
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 11 and earlier releases

NOTE: CVE-2016-5582 affects IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on Solaris, HP-UX and Mac OS only.

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 35 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 60 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 60 and subsequent releases
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 20 and subsequent releases

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:

IV90157 (CVE-2016-5568)
IV90158 (CVE-2016-5556)
IV90159 (CVE-2016-5573)
IV90160 (CVE-2016-5597)
IV90161 (CVE-2016-5554)
IV90162 (CVE-2016-5542)

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References

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

October 31 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.

Disclaimer

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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, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Java SE

Reference #: 1985393

Modified date: 31 October 2016