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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java
Runtime affect IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
5 September 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-12539 CVE-2018-1656 CVE-2018-1517
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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM ILOG
CPLEX Optimization Studio
More support for: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
Software version: 12.4, 184.108.40.206, 12.5, 220.127.116.11, 12.5.1, 12.6, 18.104.22.168,
12.6.1, 12.6.2, 12.6.3, 22.214.171.124, 12.7.0, 12.7.1, 12.8.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 0729341
Modified date: 04 September 2018
There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM(R) Runtime Environment Java(TM) Versions
6, 7 and 8 used by IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio. These issues were
disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.
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.
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)
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 the current score
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 ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio v12.8 and earlier
- From v12.4 to v12.5.1:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 70 and
- From v12.6 to v12.6.3:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack 30 and
- From v12.7:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 5 Fix Pack 20 and
The recommended solution is to download and install the appropriate version of
IBM JRE as soon as practicable.
o Before installing a newer version of IBM JRE, please ensure that you:
o Close any open programs that you may have running;
o Rename the initial directory of the IBM JRE (for example: with a .old at
o Download and install the appropriate IBM JRE version.
Here are the detailed instructions for updating IBM JRE.
You must verify that applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
For HP-UX, MacOS and Solaris, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version/release/platform of the product.
CVE-2018-1517 was reported to IBM by Michael Weissbacher
04 September 2018: 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.
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.
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