Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational Business Developer (CVE-2013-2412, CVE-2013-1571)

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IBM JDK shipped in Rational Business Developer has security vulnerabilities.



CVE ID: CVE-2013-2412

An unspecified vulnerability allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality via unknown vectors related to Serviceability.

This issue affects users of the JConsole monitoring tool, which is shipped with the Java SDK. Products are unlikely to be directly affected, but customers may be exposed to the vulnerability if they use JConsole.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See ( for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1571

The Javadoc tool is used to generate documentation for Java code. A vulnerability in the Javadoc utility could result in Javadoc-generated HTML pages being replaced by malicious pages.

These pages could be used to launch phishing, spoofing, or other social engineering attacks against unsuspecting Web browser users by injecting malicious content into a frame within a Javadoc-generated HTML page.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See ( for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Version 8.5.1 and earlier of Rational Business Developer are affected.

The recommended solution is to apply the fix for Rational Business Developer as soon as practical. Please see below the information on the fixes available.


Download and install V8.5.1.1 or later from the IBM Rational Business Developer website to replace any affected version or release.

For versions no longer in support, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release of the product.


None known; replace your current affected version with V8.5.1.1 or later, which contains a fix.


Do not use JConsole in the JDK shipped with RBD until you upgrade to V8.5.1.1 or later.

API documentation in HTML format generated by the Javadoc tool that contains a right frame may be vulnerable to frame injection when hosted on a web server. Sites hosting such pages should re-generate the API documentation using the latest Javadoc tool and replace the current pages with the re-generated Javadoc output. In cases where regenerating API documentation is not feasible, Oracle provides a Java API Documentation Updater Tool that updates API documentation "in place." The tool is available here.


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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 References section of this Flash.

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.

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More support for:

Rational Business Developer
Integrations: IBM

Software version:

7.0,,,,,,, 7.1,,,,,,, 7.5, 7.5.1,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,, 8.5, 8.5.1, 9.0

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

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