Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in current IBM SDK for Java for WebSphere Application Server January 2014 CPU
Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server
The IBM WebSphere Application Server is shipped with an IBM SDK for Java that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released January 2014 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes. The IBM SDK for Java has been updated to incorporate these fixes.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90357 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
The following advisories are included in the SDK but WebSphere Application Server is not vulnerable to them. You will need to evaluate your own code to determine if you are vulnerable. Please refer to the Reference section for more information on the advisories not applicable to WebSphere Application Server :
CVE-2014-0428 CVE-2014-0422 CVE-2013-5907 CVE-2014-0415 CVE-2014-0410 CVE-2013-5889 CVE-2014-0417 CVE-2014-0387 CVE-2014-0424 CVE-2013-5878 CVE-2014-0373 CVE-2014-0375 CVE-2014-0403 CVE-2014-0423 CVE-2014-0376 CVE-2013-5910 CVE-2013-5884 CVE-2013-5896 CVE-2013-5899 CVE-2014-0416 CVE-2013-5887 CVE-2014-0368 CVE-2013-5888 CVE-2013-5898
For mixed cells that contain WebSphere Application Server version 6.0.2 nodes where Java 2 security is enabled, ensure APAR PM92206 or its circumvention is applied to the Deployment Manager to prevent sync operation failure. PM92206 has been delivered with an Interim Fix or with WebSphere Application Server Fix Packs 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
Upgrade your SDK to an interim fix level as determined below:
For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition :
Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release:
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206 Full Profile:
For 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168:
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
For IBM WebSphere Application Server for i5/OS operating systems:
The IBM Developer Kit for Java is prerequisite software for WebSphere Application Server for IBM i. Please refer to Java on IBM i for updates on when these fixes will be available.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2014
IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Security Bulletin January 2014
Java on IBM i
Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
11 February 2014: Original publish date
18 February 2014: updated Fix pack dates
29 April 2014: Fix cvss vector format
*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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More support for:
WebSphere Application Server
Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Software edition: Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment
Reference #: 1663938
Modified date: 15 September 2014