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Security Bulletin: Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring affected by vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition

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Summary

The vulnerabilities listed below have been identified in the IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which is installed into the IBM Tivoli Monitoring installation directory (for example, CANDLEHOME). This is an embedded JRE is used by various IBM Tivoli Monitoring components and agents.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2013-1500
Some native internal implementation code in the Java Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) component creates a shared memory segment with world read/write permission. This allows potentially sensitive data to be accessed and modified by a local user. This issue is only exploitable by a local user with direct access to the environment on which the JRE is running.

This CVE affects the Manage Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Services (MTEMS) GUI when used to configure IBM Tivoli Monitoring components and agents. The command line utility can be used to instead of the GUI to configure the components and agents. The CVE also affects the portal desktop client.

CVSS Base Score: 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/85062 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2014-0411
Timing differences based on validity of TLS messages can be exploited to decrypt the session.
The vulnerability does not require local network access or authentication, but a high degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. The exploit is not trivial, requiring a man-in-the-middle position and a long time (around 20 hours).

The base IBM Tivoli Monitoring and base agents (those shipped as part of IBM Tivoli Monitoring Fix Packs) are not affected by this vulnerability. Only Java-based agents utilizing JSSE which rely on the JRE in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring installation directory (for example, CANDLEHOME) can be affected. Agents affected will publish separate security bulletins and reference this bulletin for the remediation.

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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.3.0 through 6.3.0 Fix Pack 02
IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.3 through 6.2.3 Fix Pack 05
IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.2 through 6.2.2 Fix Pack 09
IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.1 through 6.2.1 Fix Pack 04
IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.0 through 6.2.0 Fix Pack 03

Remediation/Fixes

These vulnerabilities affect the IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which is installed into the IBM Tivoli Monitoring CANDLEHOME directory. This is an embedded JRE which is used by various IBM Tivoli Monitoring components and agents. This is not the same JRE that is used by the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Browser client or Java WebStart client.


Fix VRMF How to acquire fix
6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_CANDLEHOME-20140901 6.22 through 6.23 FP5 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24038379
6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0003 6.30 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24036775

Note: Customers running IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.0.x through 6.2.1.x should upgrade to 6.2.2 FP9 or 6.2.3 FP5 and install the associated fix listed above, or upgrade to 6.3.0 FP 3 to address the vulnerability.

Workarounds and Mitigations

For CVE-2013-1500 the following workarounds can be utilized:

    Use the configuration command line utility (instead of the MTEMS GUI) to configure IBM Tivoli Monitoring components or agents.
    Use the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Browser client or Java WebStart client. when running a minimum JRE:
      Oracle: 1.5.0 update 51, 1.6.0 update 61, 1.7.0 update 25
      IBM: 5 SR16 FP3, 6 SR14, or 7 SR5

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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

30 Sept 2014 Original Copy 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.

*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.

Document information

More support for: IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6

Software version: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1685332

Modified date: 29 September 2014