Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Cognos Command Center (CVE-2017-10115, CVE-2017-10116)
There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 that is used by IBM Cognos Command Center. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates for July 2017.
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JCE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128876 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:N)
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE Security 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/128877 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)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cognos Command Center 10.2.4 All Editions
The recommended solution is to apply the IBM JRE 220.127.116.11 to the affected version of
IBM Cognos Command Center.
The fix can be found here:
Installation instructions for applying this fix.
For Microsoft Windows servers where the Agent or the Server component is installed please follow this procedure:
Download the 32 bit IBM Java JRE (file name: ibm-java-jre-80-win-i386.zip, Size: 117.8 MB, Build: pwi3280sr4fp10-20170727_01(SR4 FP10)).
Stop the CccServer, CccQueue and CccAgent Microsoft Windows services.
Rename the <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java.8.0.0 directory to <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java.8.0.0.orig
Unpack the content of the ibm-java-jre-80-win-i386.zip file to <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java.8.0.0
Start the CccAgent, CccQueue and CccServer Microsoft Windows services.
Validate the installation by testing the connectivity to the agent using the CCC Client.
Upgrade instructions after applying this fix.
For all IBM Cognos Command Center installations with the above fix applied:
Before upgrading your installation to a newer version please revert to the original \java\ directory by following this procedure.
Stop the CccServer, CccQueue and CccAgent Windows services.
Rename the <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java directory to <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java.cve
Rename the <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java.orig directory to <INSTALLDIR>\Common\java
Proceed to upgrade your Cognos Command Center installation to a newer version.
After the upgrade to the newer version is done, please reapply this fix starting from Step 1.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
08 November 2017: Original Version Published.
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