Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects IBM WebSphere Application Server for Bluemix April 2017 CPU
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 April 2017. These may affect some configurations of IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.
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.
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Java SE JCE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124890 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with WebSphere Application Server Liberty up to 188.8.131.52. IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional Version 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124.
- This does not occur on IBM SDK, Java Technology Editions that are shipped with WebSphere Application Servers Fix Packs 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206.
To patch an existing service instance requires two steps:
1. To update WebSphere Application Server refer to the IBM WebSphere Application Server bulletins listed below:
Security Bulletin:Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK affects WebSphere Application Server April 2017 CPU
2. To apply the RHEL OS updates, run yum update.
Alternatively, delete the vulnerable service instance and create a new instance.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3
Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
7 July 2017: original document 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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WebSphere Application Server in IBM Cloud
Software version: Version Independent
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Reference #: 2004278
Modified date: 07 July 2017