Security Bulletin: Potential security vulnerabilities in Rational Requirements Composer 4.x for the Oracle October 2012 and February 2013 CPU (CVE-2012-5081, CVE-2013-0440, CVE-2013-0443, CVE-2013-0169)

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Abstract

The version 4.x release of IBM Rational Requirements Composer is shipped with an IBM Java that is based on the Oracle Java. Oracle has released October 2012 and February 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM Java is affected.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5081

DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java Runtime Environment related to JSSE could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service using unknown attack vectors.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79435 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-0440

DESCRIPTION:
Unspecified vulnerability in the JRE component allows remote attackers to affect availability via vectors related to JSSE

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81799 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-0443

DESCRIPTION:
Unspecified vulnerability in the JRE component allows remote attackers to affect integrity via unknown vectors related to Networking

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81801 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-0169

DESCRIPTION:
The TLS protocol does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which allows remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, also known as the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.2 and earlier.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix to all previous versions as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Fix:
The Rational Requirements Composer Manager 4.0.3 release includes an updated IBM Java version which addresses these security issues.

Workaround(s):
None.

Mitigation(s):
None.

REFERENCES:
IBM Security Alerts: Oracle October 2012, Oracle February 1 2013, Oracle February 19 2013
Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory – October 2012, February 2013
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
CVE-2012-5081
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79435
CVE-2013-0440
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81799
CVE-2013-0443
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81801
CVE-2013-0169
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
None

CHANGE HISTORY:
7 June 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 Flash.

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THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


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More support for:

Rational Requirements Composer
General Information

Software version:

4.0.3

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1639736

Modified date:

2013-11-22

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