Security bulletin: QMF for Workstation and DataQuant for Workstation affected by vulnerability in IBM JRE (CVE-2013-1480)

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An unspecified vulnerability in the IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via vectors related to AWT.


CVE ID: CVE-2013-1480

CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


· DataQuant Version 1 Release 2, Fix Pack 17 (and lower)
· QMF 10.1 Fix Pack 7 (and lower) and QMF 9.1 Fix Pack 20 (and lower)


· DataQuant: Install Version 1 Release 2, Fix Pack 18, available for download from IBM Fix Central.
· QMF: Install Version 9 Release 1 Fix Pack 21 or QMF Version 10 Release 1 Fix Pack 8, both available for download from IBM Fix Central.

Workaround: None known.

Mitigation: Risk can be eliminated in all DataQuant and QMF versions affected by disallowing display of LOB data. Use the resource limits function to disallow display of LOB data; for more information, see the IBM Information Management Software for z/OS Solutions Information Center.

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· IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

June 27, 2013: Original version published

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*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.

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.

Document information

More support for:

DB2 Query Management Facility
QMF for Workstation

Software version:

9.1, 10.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:


Reference #:


Modified date:


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