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 Host On-Demand.
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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 Host On-Demand 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.
Refer to Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 for details.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Use IBM JRE 6 SR 12 for HOD available on Fix Central
Avoid visiting untrusted web sites while Java is enabled.
25 January 2013: Original copy published
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