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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Server (CVE-2018-1656, CVE-2018-12539)

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.

Vulnerability Details

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-2018-12539
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

These vulnerabilities affect the following IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Server levels:

  • 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.6.0
  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.9.0

     

Remediation/Fixes

BM Spectrum Protect
Server Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix
            8.1 8.1.6.100 AIX
Linux
Windows
ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/server/v8r1/
 
           7.1 7.1.9.100 AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/patches/server

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

05 December 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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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager Server AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 7.1 All

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Server

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

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

Software edition: All

Reference #: 0743193

Modified date: 05 December 2018


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