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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java
Runtime af= fect IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
3 March 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-5552
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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, 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, 12.6.3, 12.7.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1999668
Modified date: 02 March 2017
There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java
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 January 2017.
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: An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE Java SE Embedded
and Jrockit related to the Networking component has no confidentiality
impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120872 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio v12.7 and earlier
- From v12.4 to v12.5.1:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack
41 and subsequent releases
- From v12.6 to v12.6.3:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 10 Fix Pack
1 and subsequent releases
- From v12.7:
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 4 Fix Pack 1
and subsequent releases
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 end),
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
For HP-UX, MacOS and Solaris, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version/release/platform of the product.
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1 March 2017: 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.
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THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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