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

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Summary

Java SE issues disclosed in the Oracle April 2017 Critical Patch Update, plus five additional vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

CVE IDs: CVE-2017-3514 CVE-2017-3512 CVE-2017-3511 CVE-2017-3509 CVE-2017-3544 CVE-2017-3533 CVE-2017-3539 CVE-2017-1289 CVE-2016-9840 CVE-2016-9841 CVE-2016-9842 CVE-2016-9843
This bulletin covers all applicable Java SE CVEs published by Oracle as part of their April 2017 Critical Patch Update. For more information please refer to Oracle's April 2017 CPU Advisory and the X-Force database entries referenced below.

This bulletin also describes five additional vulnerabilities which affect IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition.

CVEID: CVE-2017-3514
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE AWT component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124893 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-2017-3512
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE AWT component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124891 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-2017-3511
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JCE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124890 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3526
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JAXP component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a high availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124904 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3509
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124888 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3544
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124920 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3533
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124910 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3539
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Security component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause 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/124915 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)

CVEID: CVE-2017-1289
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition is vulnerable XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125150 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9840
DESCRIPTION:
 zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120508 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9841
DESCRIPTION:
 zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120509 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9842
DESCRIPTION:
 zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an undefined left shift of negative number. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9843
DESCRIPTION:
 zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a big-endian out-of-bounds pointer. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120511 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 41 and earlier releases
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 41 and earlier releases
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 1 and earlier releases
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 1 and earlier releases
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 2 and earlier releases

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

Remediation/Fixes

Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 45 and subsequent releases
Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 45 and subsequent releases
Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 5 and subsequent releases
Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 5 and subsequent releases
Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 5 and subsequent releases

NOTE: The fixes for CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, CVE-2016-9843, on Solaris, HP-UX and Mac OS are provided in later releases.

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:

IV95261 (CVE-2017-3514)
IV95262 (CVE-2017-3512)
IV95263 (CVE-2017-3511)
IV95264 (CVE-2017-3509)
IV95265 (CVE-2017-3544)
IV95266 (CVE-2017-3533)
IV95267 (CVE-2017-3539)
IV95456 (CVE-2017-1289)
IV95268 (CVE-2016-9840)
IV95268 (CVE-2016-9841)
IV95268 (CVE-2016-9842)
IV95268 (CVE-2016-9843)

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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

May 8 2017 : Original Version Published
June 9 2017 : Improvements for Affected/Fixed sections
November 29 2017: Updated note for CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, and CVE-2016-9843

*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: Runtimes for Java Technology

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

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

Software edition: Java SE

Reference #: 2002169

Modified date: 29 November 2017