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Security Bulletin:Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK 7 affect IBM Systems Director (CVE-2016-0264, CVE-2016-3426)

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 7 that is used by IBM Systems Director . These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2016.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3426
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE and Java SE Embedded related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a partial confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0264
DESCRIPTION: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the IBM JVM facilitates arbitrary code execution under certain limited circumstances.
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

From the IBM System Director command line enter smcli lsver to determine the level of IBM System Director installed.

IBM Systems Director:

  • 5.2.x.x
  • 6.1.x.x
  • 6.2.0.x
  • 6.2.1.x
  • 6.3.1.x
  • 6.3.2.x
  • 6.3.3.x


For Releases 5.2.x.x, 6.1.x.x , 6.2.x.x , to 6.3.3.x IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.
Follow the instructions mentioned in Tech note 785241054 to apply the fix for releases:


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Change History

17 October 2016: 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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Document information

More support for: IBM Systems Director

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: T1024427

Modified date: 17 October 2016