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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1 potential security exposure when using TLS - CVE-2013-0169

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Potential Security Exposure with IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1



CVE-2013-0169 - 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, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

*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.


IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1



A fix for the IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1 is available from IBM by requesting IC93077 from IBM Support.

Please note that IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry was incorporated into WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5, and this vulnerability is addressed on those products under APAR IC90660 -

None known

Complete CVSS Guide v2 (
On-line Calculator v2 (
CVE-2013-0169 (


<2013/07/02>: Original Copy Published
<2015/08/21>: Updated CVSS link

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Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere MQ WMQ

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
WMQ Telemetry

Software version: 7.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1640169

Modified date: 02 July 2013

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