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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in Oracle Java 7 impacts IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management products (CVE-2013-0422)

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Potential security vulnerability issues may occur if you are using the Oracle Java 7 updates reported in Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 when using IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) products (Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirements Composer) .

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2013-0422

Description: There is a vulnerability in Oracle Java SE for Java 7 Update 10 and earlier. Refer to Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 for details.

This vulnerability can only be exploited as a client-side attack specifically targeting the browser software located on your desktop.

Affected Products and Versions

The CLM products do not contain any of these faulty components; however, if you have downloaded a vulnerable Oracle JRE and installed it on your workstation to be active in your browser, your workstation is vulnerable to takeover if you visit a compromised web site.

Note: The IBM Software Development Kit (SDK) and IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE) are not vulnerable to this exploit.


Workarounds and Mitigations

Switch to another JRE.

Disable Java in your browser.

If you must use Java in your browser, avoid visiting untrusted web sites while Java is enabled.

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Change History

* 2 January 2013: Original copy 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Quality Manager General Information
Software Development Rational Requirements Composer General Information

Document information

More support for: Rational Team Concert
General Information

Software version: 4.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1622884

Modified date: 09 January 2014

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