Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in Oracle Java 7 impacts IBM Rational Change (CVE-2013-0422)

Security Bulletin


Summary

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 Rational Change product.

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

The Rational Change product does 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.

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds/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.

References:

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
IBM PSIRT BLOG on CVE-2013-0422

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
None

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

29 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.

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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Document information


More support for:

Rational Change
General Information

Software version:

5.2.0.8, 5.3.0.4

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1623286

Modified date:

2013-01-29

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