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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh (CVE-2018-12547, CVE-2019-2426)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2019. IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ is used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh platforms.

Vulnerability Details

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-2019-2426
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)


Affected Products and Versions

The following versions of the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Backup-Archive Client on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms are affected:

  • 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.7.1   Windows and Macintosh
    8.1.7.0 through 8.1.7.1    Linux (Web user interface)
  • 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.5    Windows and Macintosh (Linux not affected)

 

Remediation/Fixes

Backup-Archive Client  Release First Fixing
VRM Level
Platform Link to Fix
              8.1 8.1.8  Linux
 Macintosh
 Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10885610

              7.1 7.1.8.6
Macintosh
Windows  
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

18 July 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.

Disclaimer

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client Mac OS, Windows 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Backup-Archive Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Mac OS, Windows

Reference #: 0884946

Modified date: 24 July 2019