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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK and IBM WebSphere Application Server affect IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management and IBM Emptoris Services Procurement

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management Suite and IBM Emptoris Services Procurement products are affected by multiple security vulnerabilities that exist in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition and IBM WebSphere Application Server. The security bulletin includes issues disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2016 and includes the following additional vulnerabilities:
1. Potential HTTP response splitting vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server
2. Apache Struts vulnerabilities affect WebSphere Application Server Administration Console
3. Potential information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server
4. Potential code execution vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server.
5. Potential information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server using malformed SOAP requests.

Vulnerability Details


This bulletin covers all applicable Java SE CVE's published by Oracle as part of their October 2016 Critical Patch Update which affects IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition. There are other advisories included in the IBM Java SDK and IBM WebSphere Application Server bulletins, but IBM Emptoris products are not vulnerable to them. Additionally, this bulletin covers other security vulnerabilities reported on WebSphere Application Server.

CVEID: CVE-2016-0359
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially-crafted URL to cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as Web cache poisoning, cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111929 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1181
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to protect against unintended remote operations against components on server memory by the ActionForm instance. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1182
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper validation of input by the Validator. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify validation rules and error messages.
CVSS Base Score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113853 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5986
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the improper handling of responses under certain conditions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain server identification information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116556 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)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5983
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code with a serialized object from untrusted sources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116468 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5597
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118071 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9736
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server using malformed SOAP requests could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119780 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

IBM Emptoris Contract Management 9.5 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Program Management 10.0.0 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Sourcing 10.0.0 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Spend Analysis 10.0.0 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Supplier Lifecycle Management 9.5 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management 10.0.0 through 10.1.2
IBM Emptoris Services Procurement 10.0.0

Remediation/Fixes

Interim fixes have been issued for the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) which will apply the needed fixes on WebSphere and also upgrade the IBM Java Development Kit to a version which is not susceptible to these vulnerabilities.

Customers running any of the IBM Emptoris products listed above should apply the interim fix to all IBM WebSphere Application Server installations that are used to run IBM Emptoris applications. See the references section for specific Java and WebSphere Security bulletins.


IBM Emptoris Product Version IBM WebSphere Version Interim Fix
IBM Emptoris Suite
9.5.0.0 through 9.5.0.6
9.5.1.0 through 9.5.1.3



IBM Emptoris Services Procurement
10.0.0.0 through 10.0.0.5
8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12 Option 1: Follow Steps 1 through 6 below in the order specified:

Step 1. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI58918

Step 2. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI64303

Step 3. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI67093

Step 4. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI70737

Step 5. Apply Interim Fix PI71257: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35

Step 6. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI66557
.

--OR--

Option 2:
Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.13 or later (targeted availability 20 February 2017)
(Ensure IBM Java SDK shipped is applied with the upgrade)
IBM Emptoris Suite
10.0.0.0 through 10.0.0.3
10.0.1.0 through 10.0.1.5
10.0.2.0 through 10.0.2.12
10.0.3
8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.10 Option 1: Follow Steps 1 through 6 below in the order specified:

Step 1. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI58918

Step 2. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI64303

Step 3. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI67093

Step 4. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI70737

Step 5. Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71255: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 35

Step 6. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI66557
.

--OR--

Option 2:
Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.11 or later. (targeted availability 20 February 2017)
(Ensure IBM Java SDK shipped is applied with the upgrade)
IBM Emptoris Suite
10.0.4
10.1.0.0 through 10.1.0.7
10.1.1.0 through 10.1.1.5
10.1.2
8.5.5.0 through 8.5.5.10 Option 1: Follow Steps 1 through 6 below in the order specified:

Step 1. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI58918

Step 2. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI64303

Step 3. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI67093

Step 4. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI70737

Step 5. Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI71253: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 60

Step 6. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI66557
.

--OR--

Option 2:
Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.11 or later. (targeted availability 20 February 2017)
(Ensure IBM Java SDK shipped is applied with the upgrade)

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

17 Jan 2017 - 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce Emptoris Contract Management
Commerce Emptoris Program Management
Commerce Emptoris Services Procurement
Commerce Emptoris Sourcing
Commerce Emptoris Spend Analysis
Commerce Emptoris Strategic Supply Management
Commerce Emptoris Supplier Lifecycle Management

Document information

More support for: Emptoris Strategic Supply Management

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1996820

Modified date: 17 January 2017