Bug 1618767 (CVE-2018-12539)

Summary: CVE-2018-12539 IBM JDK: privilege escalation via insufficiently restricted access to Attach API
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abergmann, bkearney, ggainey, java-qa, meissner, tlestach
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20180511,reported=20180816,source=internet,cvss3=8.4/CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H,cwe=CWE-287,rhel-6/java-1.7.1-ibm=affected,rhel-7/java-1.7.1-ibm=affected,rhel-6/java-1.8.0-ibm=affected,rhel-7/java-1.8.0-ibm=affected,rhn_satellite_5/java-1.7.1-ibm=affected/impact=moderate,rhn_satellite_5/java-1.8.0-ibm=affected/impact=moderate
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Bug Depends On: 1618719, 1618720, 1618721, 1619180, 1619181, 1619182, 1624844, 1624845, 1624870, 1625243    
Bug Blocks: 1594250    

Description Tomas Hoger 2018-08-17 14:21:00 UTC
IBM JDK 8 SR5 FP20 (8.0.5.20), 7 R1 SR4 FP30 (7.1.4.30), 7 SR10 FP30 (7.0.10.30), and 6 SR16 FP70 (6.0.16.70) fix a flaw described by upstream as:

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.

References:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10719653
https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/security-vulnerabilities/#IBM_Security_Update_August_2018

More details can be found in the Eclipse bugzilla:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=534589#c3

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2018-08-27 14:20:54 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Supplementary

Via RHSA-2018:2568 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2568

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2018-08-27 14:21:24 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Supplementary

Via RHSA-2018:2569 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2569

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2018-08-28 19:19:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary

Via RHSA-2018:2575 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2575

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2018-08-28 19:20:58 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary

Via RHSA-2018:2576 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2576

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2018-09-17 14:50:53 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Satellite 5.6
  Red Hat Satellite 5.7

Via RHSA-2018:2712 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2712

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2018-09-17 14:54:21 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Satellite 5.8

Via RHSA-2018:2713 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2713