ESB-2018.3572 - [Win] IBM Sterling Connect:Direct: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-11-15

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                               ESB-2018.3572
          Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime Affect IBM
               Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows
                             15 November 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Sterling Connect:Direct
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges   -- Existing Account            
                   Create Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12539 CVE-2018-1656 

Reference:         ESB-2018.3456
                   ESB-2018.2677
                   ESB-2018.3484.2

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10739057

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Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime Affect IBM
Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows

Security Bulletin

Document information
Software version: 4.7.0, 4.8.0
Operating system(s): Windows
Reference #: 0739057
Modified date: 14 November 2018

Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM? Runtime Environment Java? Versions 7
and 8 used by IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows. IBM Sterling
Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION:  The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework
for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting
compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
144882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated
privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java
Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and
use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit
this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated
privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
148389 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows: 4.7.0.0 - 4.7.0.5_iFix023,
4.8.0.0 - 4.8.0.0_iFix014

Remediation/Fixes

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|            Product             |VRMF | APAR  |   Remediation / First Fix    |
|--------------------------------+-----+-------+------------------------------|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for |4.7.0|IT26791|Apply 4.7.0.5_iFix024,        |
|Microsoft Windows               |     |       |available on Fix Central      |
|--------------------------------+-----+-------+------------------------------|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for |4.8.0|IT26791|Apply 4.8.0.0_iFix015,        |
|Microsoft Windows               |     |       |available on Fix Central      |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Change History

14 November 2018: Original version published

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