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Security Bulletin: WebSphere MQ Internet Pass-Thru is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime

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WebSphere MQ Internet Pass-Thru has addressed the following vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Version These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 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-2018-3180
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and low availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 30 and earlier releases provided by WebSphere MQIPT 2.1 on all platforms.


These vulnerabilities are fixed in IBM Java Version 7.0 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 35. A JRE update to this level of Java for MQIPT is available to download from the MS81: WebSphere MQ Internet Pass-Thru SupportPac page, via the Download package link. The JRE update files are named ms81_jre_ platform_70sr10fp5, where platform is the operating system and architecture where MQIPT is running.


Users can follow the instructions contained in Instructions for manually updating the JRE within an MQIPT V2.1 Installation.

Please note: Users of MQIPT v2.1 on the HP-UX platform are advised that patches for these issues have not been released by the manufacturer for this JRE level (7.0) at this time. These updates will be published by IBM when they are available.

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Component: MQIPT

Software version: 2.1

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

Reference #: 0789805

Modified date: 20 December 2018