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Security Bulletin: Java Vulnerability in Rational Automation Framework (CVE-2013-0440)

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Previous releases of IBM Rational Automation Framework are affected by a vulnerability in Java that may allow remote attackers to influence the availability of the Framework Server.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID:  CVE-2013-0440

Unspecified vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime Environment may allow remote attackers to affect availability via vectors related to JSSE. 

The attack does not require local network access nor does it require authentication, but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the integrity of data, but the availability of the system could be compromised. 

CVSS Base Score:
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score 
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined 
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Automation Framework and earlier on all supported platforms.


For all affected versions of Rational Automation Framework
Upgrade to Rational Automation Framework version 3.0.1 or later.

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Change History

26 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 Security Bulletin.


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Document information

More support for: Rational Automation Framework
General Information

Software version: 3.0,,,,,

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1641931

Modified date: 13 November 2014

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