Oracle Java Critical Update Combined CVEs (October 2011)

Original Release Date: December 22, 2011
Last Revised: January 28, 2014
Number: ASA-2011-364
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 3.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

New Critical Java Security Updates have been issued by on Oracle's Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts website. Specific updates or alerts pertaining to this advisory are described below. The Oracle Advisory covering content outlined in this Avaya Security Advisory may be found in Oracle's Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2011 and contains the following security issues.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability, related to AWT. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3548 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 31 earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Deserialization. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3521 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3554 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7 and 6 Update 27 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Scripting. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3544 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier, and JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Sound. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3545 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Swing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3549 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, and JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to 2D. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3551 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability, related to AWT. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3550 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 6 Update 27 and earlier, when running on Windows, allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Deployment. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3516 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, 1.4.2_33 and earlier, and JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability, related to RMI. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3556 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, 1.4.2_33 and earlier, and JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability, related to RMI. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3557 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality and integrity, related to JSSE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3560 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE, and 7 allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect integrity and availability via unknown vectors. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3555 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, and JavaFX 2.0 allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality and integrity via unknown vectors related to Deployment. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3546 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality via unknown vectors related to HotSpot. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3558 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality via unknown vectors related to Networking. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3547 to this issue.

The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses (1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a "BEAST" attack. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3389 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, and JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier allows remote authenticated users to affect confidentiality, related to JAXWS. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3553 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, 5.0 Update 31 and earlier, and 1.4.2_33 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect integrity via unknown vectors related to Networking. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3552 to this issue.

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier, and JavaFX 2.0 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality via unknown vectors related to Deployment. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3561 to this issue.

2. Avaya System Products using affected versions of Java:

Some Avaya system products are delivered with the Java Standard Edition (SE) platform. Actions to be taken on these products are described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services 5.2.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x Low Upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Avaya Aura® Application Server 5300:
  • SIP Core
2.0, 3.0 before PB5 Low Upgrade to 3.0 PB5 or later
Avaya CMS R15.x, R16 thru R16.3 Low Upgrade to R16.3.eg.f or later.
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 5.2.x, 6.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® Experience Portal 6.0 Low Upgrade to 6.0.1 or later
Avaya IP Office Application Server 6.x, 7.0, 8.0 Low Upgrade to 8.1 or later.
Avaya IQ 5.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya IR 4.0 Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Message Networking 5.2.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Aura® Messaging 6.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Messaging Storage Server 5.2 thru 5.2 SP15 Low Upgrade to 5.2 SP16 or later
Avaya Aura® Presence Services 6.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Proactive Contact 4.x, 5.0, 5.0.1 Low Upgrade to 5.1 or later
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 1.1, 5.2, 6.0 thru 6.2.2 Low Upgrade to 6.3.1 or later
Avaya Aura® SIP Enablement Services 4.0.x, 5.x Low See recommended actions below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 5.x, 6.0 thru 6.2.2 Low Upgrade to 6.3.0 or later
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager Utility Services 6.x Low This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya Voice Portal 4.x, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1 SP1, 5.1 SP2 Low Upgrade to Avaya Enterprise Linux for Voice Portal 5.1 SP3 and Voice Portal 5.1 SP3 or later.

Recommended Actions:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but customers should not modify the System Product operating system or application unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2011-3389 This is a low risk for all products as non-standard usage of visiting a malicious Web site from a browser installed and running on an Avaya system would be required.
CVE-2011-3545 This is a low risk for all products because they do not utilize the Sound component.
CVE-2011-3548 CVE-2011-3516
CVE-2011-3521
CVE-2011-3544
CVE-2011-3546
CVE-2011-3547
CVE-2011-3549
CVE-2011-3550
CVE-2011-3554
CVE-2011-3555
CVE-2011-3558
CVE-2011-3560
These are a low risk for all products because untrusted Java Web Start applications and Java applets are not allowed to run on these systems.
CVE-2011-3551 This is a low risk for all products because users cannot affect 2D sub-component objects.
CVE-2011-3552 This is a low risk for all products because affected Java network components are not part of the product's critical application.
CVE-2011-3556
CVE-2011-3557
CVE-2011-3553
CVE-2011-3561
These are a low risk for all products because the vulnerable component is not part of the product's critical application.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - December 22, 2011 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - September 24, 2012 - Updated actions for AES, CM, IPO-AS, SES and VP. Removed System Platform since it does not install Oracle Java.
V 3.0 - January 28, 2014 - Updated CMS, EP, PC, MSS, SM, SMGR and VP affected versions and actions.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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