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Security Bulletin: Potential security vulnerabilities in WebSphere Partner Gateway Express for the Oracle CPU April 2013.

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The IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway is shipped with an IBM Java SDK that is based on the Oracle SDK. Oracle has released April 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM Java SDK that WebSphere Partner Gateway ships is affected.


CVE-2013-0169 - The TLS protocol does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which could allow 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)

This Security Bulletin addresses the security vulnerabilities that have shipped with the IBM SDK and is part of the Oracle April 2013 critical patch updates (CPU). For details on these updates please refer to the Reference section of this bulletin.

Versions Affected.

WebSphere Partner Gateway Express Edition Versions 6.0 through


WebSphere Application Server JRE has to be updated to 1.4.2 SR13-FP17. Please contact IBM support to avail the IFix.


  • IBM Security Alerts
  • Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2013
  • Java on IBM i
  • Complete CVSS Guide
  • On-line Calculator V2
  • CVE-2013-0169
  • WebSphere Application Server Recommended Fixes Page


    *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: WebSphere Partner Gateway - Express

    Software version:

    Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

    Reference #: 1646583

    Modified date: 18 August 2013

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