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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

          Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM
              Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility
                                9 May 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM Installation Manager
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   OS X
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Increased Privileges            -- Existing Account      
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12547 CVE-2018-1890 

Reference:         ESB-2019.1614

Original Bulletin: 

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Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Installation Manager
and IBM Packaging Utility

Product:             IBM Installation Manager
Component:           Install
Software version:    1.0,,,,,, 1.1,
           ,, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.3.1,
                     1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4,, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3,
                     1.4.4, 1.5,, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.6, 1.6.1,
                     1.6.2, 1.6.3,, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4,
           , 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.2,, 1.8.3, 1.8.4,
           , 1.8.5,, 1.8.6,, 1.8.7,,
                     1.8.8, 1.8.9,,,
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #:         0882970

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java Version 7
used by IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility. The IBM
Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility have addressed the applicable

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1890 

DESCRIPTION: IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 8 on the AIX platform
uses absolute RPATHs which may facilitate code injection and privilege
elevation by local users.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
152081 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12547
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by
improper bounds checking by the jio_snprintf()and jio_vsnprintf() functions. By
sending an overly long argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and
execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
157512 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility versions and


|Product     |VRMF     |APAR        |Remediation/First Fix                           |
|IBM         |         |            |                                                |
|Installation|         |            |                                                |
|Manager and |         |            |                                                |
|IBM         |         |IJ14187     |                                                |
|Packaging   |         |            | IBM Installation Manager Remediation    |
|Utility     |1.8.x    |IJ14173     | IBM Packaging Utility Remediation       |

Workarounds and Mitigations


Important Note

IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z
Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity
service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z
Security web site . Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be
posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all
security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.

IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin



Change History

02 May 2019: Original version published

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