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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime affect IBM® Db2®.

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version 6.0.16.65 and earlier, 6.1.8.65 and earlier, 7.0.10.25 and earlier, 7.1.4.25 and earlier, 8.0.5.17 and earlier used by IBM® Db2®. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in August 2018.

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.

CVEID: CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION: The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-2973
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146835 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:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148389 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

All fix pack levels of IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, and V11.1 editions on all platforms are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate fix for this vulnerability.

The fix for this vulnerability is in the latest version of IBM JDK. Customers running any vulnerable fixpack level of an affected Program, V10.1, V10.5 or V11.1 can download the latest version of IBM JDK from Fix Central. To obtain the latest version of IBM JDK 6.0.16.70 or 6.1.8.70, which are out of service, please contact IBM technical support.

Affected IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version:

  • 6.0.16.65 and earlier
  • 6.1.8.65 and earlier
  • 7.0.10.25 and earlier
  • 7.1.4.25 and earlier
  • 8.0.5.17 and earlier


Fixes for applicable vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition:

  • 6.0.16.70
  • 6.1.8.70
  • 7.0.10.30
  • 7.1.4.30
  • 8.0.5.20


Refer to the table below to determine the IBM JDK level that contains the fix. Then follow the instructions below to perform the JDK installation.

Db2 Release Fixed IBM Release
V9.7.x 6.0.16.70 or later
V10.1.x 7.0.10.30 or later
V10.5.x 7.0.10.30 or later (6.0.16.70 or later for LinuxIA64)
V11.1.x 8.0.5.20 or later

Instructions for IBM JDK Installation can be found here:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27050993

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

5 November 2018: 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: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1

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

Software edition: Advanced Enterprise Server, Advanced Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, Express, Express-C, Personal, Workgroup Server

Reference #: 0725491

Modified date: 19 November 2018