Date: 07 March 2016
References: ASB-2016.0009 ESB-2016.0491 ESB-2016.0550 ESB-2016.0720
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime affects
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio (CVE-2016-0603)
7 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0603
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime affects IBM ILOG CPLEX
Optimization Studio (CVE-2016-0603)
More support for:
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
12.3, 12.4, 18.104.22.168, 12.5, 22.214.171.124, 12.5.1, 12.6, 126.96.36.199, 12.6.1, 12.6.2,
There is a vulnerability in IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology Edition,
Version 6 & 7 that are used by IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio. JRE
installation executables on the Windows platform are affected by this
Description: IBM Java JRE/SDK could allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error during the installation
process. By persuading a victim to visit a specially crafted web site and
downloading files prior to installation, an attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to gain complete control of the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.600
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/110446 for more
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio (COS) v12.6.3 and earlier
IBM CPLEX Enterprise Server (CES) v12.6.3 and earlier
Principal Product and Version(s) Affected Supporting Product and Version
COS / CES from v12.3 to v12.5.1 IBM JRE Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 21
COS / CES from v12.6 to v12.6.3 IBM JRE Version 7 Service Refresh 9 Fix Pack 31
The recommended solution is to download and install the appropriate version of
IBM JRE as soon as practicable.
Before installing a newer version of IBM JRE, please ensure that you:
Close any open programs that you may have running;
Rename the initial directory of the IBM JRE (for example: with a .old at the
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
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