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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server January 2017 CPU

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabiltities in the IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2017. These may affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.

Vulnerability Details

For information on the IBM Java SDK that is now bundled with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5 refer to the Knowledge Center link in the References section.
If you run your own Java code using the IBM Java Runtime delivered with this product, you should evaluate your code to determine whether the complete list of vulnerabilities are applicable to your code. For a complete list of vulnerabilities please refer to the link for “IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin" located in the References section for more information.
HP fixes are on a delayed schedule.

CVEID: CVE-2016-5546
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120869 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5548
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120864 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5549
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a high confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120863 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5547
DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120871 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2183
DESCRIPTION:
 OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the DES/3DES cipher, used as a part of the SSL/TLS protocol. By capturing large amounts of encrypted traffic between the SSL/TLS server and the client, a remote attacker able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability to recover the plaintext data and obtain sensitive information. This vulnerability is known as the SWEET32 Birthday attack.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116337 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 SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty up to 16.0.0.4. IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional Version 9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.2, 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.11, Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.13, Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41.

  • This does not occur on IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions that are shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 17.0.0.1, 9.0.0.3, 8.5.5.12, 8.0.0.14, and 7.0.0.43 or later.

Remediation/Fixes

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release

For the IBM Java SDK updates:

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty:

Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and apply one of the interim fixes below:

  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76780: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 41 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76507: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 FP1 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later or WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76505: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 FP1 (optional)
  • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.5 or later or WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76502: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 FP1 (optional)
  • For a Liberty Archive Fix - Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later or WebSphere Application Server Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76504: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 FP1 (optional)
    --OR--
  • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty (17.0.0.2) or later.


    For Version 9 WebSphere Application Server Traditional:

    Update the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition using the instructions in the IBM Knowledge Center Installing and updating IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition on distributed environments then use the IBM Installation manager to access the online product repositories to install the SDK.

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.11 WebSphere Application Server Traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

    Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Packs as noted below or later fix pack level and then apply one or more of the interim fixes below:

    • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76779: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 41 (required)
    • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.1 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76507: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 FP1 (optional)
    • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.2 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76505: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 4 FP1 (optional)
    • Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Traditional Fix Pack 8.5.5.9 or later then apply Interim Fix PI76502: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 FP1 (optional)
    • For enviornments that have been upgraded to use the new default IBM SDK Version 8 bundled with WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 8.5.5.11 or later: Apply Interim Fix PI76503: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 FP1(required)
    --OR--
    • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 12 (8.5.5.12) or later.


    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.13 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

    Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later then apply the interim fix below:

    • Apply Interim Fix PI76781: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6R1 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 41
    --OR--
    • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 14 (8.0.0.14) or later (targeted to be available 16 October 2017).

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41 WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

    Upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 7.0.0.31 or later then apply the interim fix below:

    • Apply Interim Fix PI76782: Will upgrade you to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 41
    --OR--
    • Apply IBM Java SDK shipped with WebSphere Application Server Fix pack 43 (7.0.0.43) or later.

    For unsupported versions of the above products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.
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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

    27 February 2017: original document published
    28 March 2017: updated Liberty fixpack level

    *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.

    Related information

    A Japanese translation is available

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

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Application Server
    Java SDK

    Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5, 9.0, Not Applicable

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

    Software edition: Base, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Liberty, Network Deployment

    Reference #: 1998379

    Modified date: 28 March 2017