Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator stores SSL certificate password in an insecure manner.

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Abstract

The Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator, that provides terminal emulation such as 3270, 5250, and VT100, stores the SSL certificate password in an insecure manner on the user's workstation.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4862

DESCRIPTION:

The Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator that provides terminal emulation such as 3270, 5205, and VT100, stores the SSL certificate password in an insecure manner on the user's workstation.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79919 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
All previous versions of Rational Developer for System z

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the Rational Developer for System z update as soon as practical.

Fix:
Upgrade to the latest version of Rational Developer for System z

Workaround:
None.

Mitigation:
None.

RELATED INFORMATION:
https://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/PSIRT/?lang=en_us
http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
None.

CHANGE HISTORY:
None.

*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 Flash.


Note: 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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More support for:

Rational Developer for System z
General Information

Software version:

7.1, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.3, 7.5.1.4, 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.2.2, 7.6.2.3, 7.6.2.4, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.3.1, 8.0.3.2, 8.0.3.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1617886

Modified date:

2012-11-26

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