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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.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2013-2412

Description: 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

Description: 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)

Affected Products and Versions

Version 8.5.1 and earlier of Rational Business Developer are affected.


Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround: None

Mitigation: 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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Change History

* 13 September 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 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

Reference #: 1648194

Modified date: 13 September 2013

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