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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in current IBM SDK for Java for WebSphere Application Server April 2014 CPU

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server

Vulnerability Details

The IBM WebSphere Application Server is shipped with an IBM SDK for Java that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released April 2014 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes. The IBM SDK for Java has been updated to incorporate these fixes plus one additional vulnerability (CVE-2014-0878). Interim fixes for HP Platforms will be delivered 3Q2014.

CVEID: CVE-2014-0878
DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability in the IBMSecureRandom implementation of the IBMJCE and IBMSecureRandom cryptographic providers potentially allows an attacker to predict the output of the random number generator under certain circumstances. Please refer to the Workarounds & Mitigation section below for additional information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91084 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0460
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JNDI component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92482 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0453
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Security component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92490 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 IDs: CVE-2014-0457 CVE-2014-2421 CVE-2014-0429 CVE-2014-0461 CVE-2014-0455 CVE-2014-2428 CVE-2014-0448 CVE-2014-0454 CVE-2014-0446 CVE-2014-0452 CVE-2014-0451 CVE-2014-2402 CVE-2014-2423 CVE-2014-2427 CVE-2014-0458 CVE-2014-2414 CVE-2014-2412 CVE-2014-2409 CVE-2013-6954 CVE-2013-6629 CVE-2014-2401 CVE-2014-0449 CVE-2014-0459 CVE-2014-2398 CVE-2014-1876 CVE-2014-2420

Affected Products and Versions

SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.2, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.8, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.31, Version 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47

  • This does not occur on SDK versions shipped with WebSphere Application Servers fix pack 8.5.5.3, 8.0.0.9 and 7.0.0.33 or later.
Warning:
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 8.5.5.1 and 8.0.0.7 and 7.0.0.31.

Remediation/Fixes

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:

Please note: Interim Fixes PI14302 and PI14303 and PI14304 have been replaced. These fixes were missing an SDK fix IX90142. Please apply the new interim fixes listed below.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.2 Full Profile:

  • Apply Interim Fix PI14301: Will upgrade you to SDK 7R1 SR1 (optional)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI19107: Will upgrade you to SDK 7 SR7 (optional)
  • Apply Interim Fix PI19108: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR8 (required)
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with the WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 8.5.5.3 or later.

For 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.8:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI19109: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 (J9 2.6) SR8
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 9 (8.0.0.9) or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.31:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI14305: Will upgrade you to SDK 6 SR16
--OR--
  • Apply IBM SDK for Java shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 33 (7.0.0.33) or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:

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.

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Important note

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

19 May 2014: original document published
05 June 2014: update interim fixes for WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 and 8.0
02 July 2014: updated date for HP fixes moved date to 3Q2014
31 March 2016: update to use last 6.1 SDK update

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK

Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1673013

Modified date: 15 September 2014