Potential security exposure from IBM WebSphere Application Server impacts Rational Application Developer

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Abstract

There is a potential security exposure with IBM® WebSphere® Application Server after installing PM44303 or a fix pack that contains PM44303 that affects IBM Rational® Application Developer installations.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3325

DESCRIPTION:
There is a potential security exposure with WebSphere Application Server after installing PM44303 or a fix pack that contains PM44303 that affects Rational Application Developer installations. Rational Application Developer installs the v6.0 and v7.0 WebSphere Application Servers as a Test Environment for use during development and they should be updated with the Rational Application Developer install process.

CVSS:


AFFECTED PLATFORMS: 


Versions 7.5 through 8.5 of IBM Rational Application Developer using an IBM WebSphere Application Server:
    • Version 6.1.0.43
    • Version 7.0.0.21 through 7.0.0.23
    • Version 8.0.0.2 through 8.0.0.4
    • Version 8.5.0.0 (Full Profile only)

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Fix:

For IBM Rational Application Developer:
  • When using a WebSphere Test Environment version 6.1:

    Apply WebSphere Test Environment v6.1.0.45 (targeted to be available at the end of November 2012) by following the Updating installed product packages instructions.

  • When using a WebSphere Test Environment version 7.0:

    Apply WebSphere Test Environment v7.0.0.25 (targeted to be available at the end of November 2012) by following the Updating installed product packages instructions.

  • When using a WebSphere Application Server version 8.0:

    Apply WebSphere Application Server Interim Fix APAR PM71296
    --OR--

    Apply WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Fix pack 5 (8.0.0.5)
  • When using a WebSphere Application Server version 8.5 full profile:

    Apply WebSphere Application Server Interim Fix APAR PM71296
    --OR--
    Apply WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1)

Workaround:

None known; apply fixes. 

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.


Related information

Potential security exposure
PM44303
PM71296
ISS X-Force Database: 77959
Updating installed product packages

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Security
Software Development Rational Application Developer Standard Edition for WebSphere Software Server Runtimes Windows, Linux 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.4.1, 8.0.4.2

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More support for:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Server Runtimes

Software version:

7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5, 7.5.5.1, 7.5.5.2, 7.5.5.3, 7.5.5.4, 7.5.5.5, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.4.1, 8.0.4.2, 8.5, 8.5.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1618044

Modified date:

2012-11-21

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