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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects IBM OS Images
for Red Hat Linux Systems, AIX, and Windows. (CVE-2015-4872)
11 April 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM OS Images
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-4872
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects IBM OS Images for
Red Hat Linux Systems, AIX, and Windows. (CVE-2015-4872)
More support for:
2.0, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
AIX, Linux, Windows
There is a vulnerability in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 6 and 7,
that is used by IBM OS Images for Red Hat Linux Systems, AIX, and Windows.
The issue was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2015.
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Security component has no
confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 18.104.22.168 and earlier.
IBM OS Image for AIX Systems 22.214.171.124 and earlier.
Virtual machines deployed from IBM PureApplication Systems are affected. This
includes RedHat Linux, AIX-based, and Windows-based deployments. The solution
is to apply the following IBM PureApplication System fix to the deployed
Java Update for Windows
Java Update for Linux
Java Update for AIX
1. Import the fix into the Emergency Fix catalogue.
2. For deployed instances, apply this emergency fix on the VM.
3. Restart the deployed instance after the fix is applied.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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5 April 2016: 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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