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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM Java Runtime affect IBM i

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition and IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ used by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVEs.

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 additional Java vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities, refer to the "IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin", located in the References section for more information.

CVEID: CVE-2018-1890
DESCRIPTION: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 on the AIX platform uses absolute RPATHs which may facilitate code injection and privilege elevation by local users.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/152081 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12549
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to omit a null check on the receiver object of an Unsafe call when accelerating it. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157513 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:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12547
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the jio_snprintf() and jio_vsnprintf() functions. By sending an overly long argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157512 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:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2019-2422
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155741 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:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2019-2449
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Deployment component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155766 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:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2019-2426
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155744 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:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-11212
DESCRIPTION: libjpeg is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by divide-by-zero error in the alloc_sarray function in jmemmgr.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/143429 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

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to the IBM i Operating System.

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed. 
Please see the Java document at this URL for the latest Java information for IBM i:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/Java%20on%20IBM%20i

The IBM i Group PTF numbers containing the fix for these CVEs follow.  Future Group PTFs for Java will also contain the fixes for these CVEs.

Release 7.1 – SF99572 level 35
Release 7.2 – SF99716 level 20
Release 7.3 – SF99725 level 12

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

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

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

29 March 2019: 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.

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM i 7.1 IBM i 7.1
IBM i 7.2 IBM i 7.2
IBM i 7.3 IBM i 7.3

Document information

More support for: IBM i

Software version: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: 0875554

Modified date: 29 March 2019