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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server July 2016 CPU (CVE-2016-3485)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabiltities in the IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These issues were disclosed in the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2016. These may affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Full Profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

Vulnerability Details

If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for “IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the “References” section for more information.
HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3485
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115273 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Java SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0.0.0, 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.10, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41.

  • This does not occur on IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 9.0.0.1, 8.5.5.11, 8.0.0.13 and 7.0.0.43 or later.

Remediation/Fixes

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release

For the IBM Java SDK updates:

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty:
Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and apply one of the interim fixes below:

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66072: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 30 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66068: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 50 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66067: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 50 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.5 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66056: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP10 (optional)
  • For a Liberty Archive Fix - Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66067: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP10 (optional)

--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty (16.0.0.3) or later.

For V9.0.0.0 WebSphere Application Server Traditional
:

Update the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition using the instructions in the IBM Knowledge Center Installing and updating IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on distributed environments then use the IBM Installation manager to access the online product repositories to install the SDK.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9 WebSphere Application Server Traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition
:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and then apply one or more of the interim fixes below:

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66070: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 30 (required)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66068: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 50 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66067: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 50 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later then apply Interim Fix PI66056: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 FP10 (optional)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 11 (8.5.5.11) or later.


For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later then apply the interim fix below:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI66073: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 30
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 13 (8.0.0.13) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 7.0.0.31 or later then apply the interim fix below:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI66074: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 30
--OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 43 (7.0.0.43) or later.

For unsupported versions of the above products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

11 August 2016: original document published
13 September 2016: update fixpack release dates

*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

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.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5, 9.0.0.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Base, Developer, Express, Liberty, Network Deployment

Reference #: 1988339

Modified date: 20 September 2016