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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Rational Policy Tester (CVE-2013-0531, CVE-2013-0440, CVE-2013-4062, CVE-2013-4061, CVE-2013-2407)

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Abstract

Previous releases of IBM Rational Policy Tester are affected by multiple vulnerabilities reported in 3rd party components bundled with the product as well as in proprietary IBM code. These vulnerabilities include Java components, weak cipher suites, invalid certificate warnings and URL spoofing.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVE ID:
CVE-2013-0531

DESCRIPTION:
The Policy Tester server supports SSL cipher suites that use weak encryption algorithms. An attacker may therefore be able to decrypt the secure communication between the client and the server, or successfully execute a "man-in-the-middle" attack on the client, enabling them to view sensitive information and perform actions on behalf of the client.

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 availability of the system, but the integrity of the data could be compromised.


CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84707 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
Running on Microsoft Windows:

  • Versions 5.6 through 8.5 of Rational Policy Tester

    REMEDIATION:

    The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

    Vendor Fix(es):
    For version 5.6 to 8.5 of Policy Tester

  • Upgrade to version 8.5.0.5

    If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

    Workaround(s):
    Not applicable; upgrade to version 8.5.0.5 for Policy Tester

    Mitigation(s):
    None


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    CVE ID:
    CVE-2013-0440

    DESCRIPTION:
    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:

    CVSS Base Score: 5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/81799 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    Running on Microsoft Windows:
  • Version 8.5 of Rational Policy Tester

    REMEDIATION:

    The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

    Vendor Fix(es):
    For version 8.5 of Policy Tester

  • Upgrade to version 8.5.0.5

    If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

    Workaround(s):
    Not applicable; upgrade to version 8.5.0.5 for Policy Tester

    Mitigation(s):
    None


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    CVE ID:
    CVE-2013-4062

    DESCRIPTION:
    Policy Tester allows connections to a Jazz Team Server with untrusted SSL certificate. This may allow an attacker to successfully execute a "man-in-the-middle" attack on the client

    The attack requires local network access, does not require authentication, but a high degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would impact the confidentiality of information, the integrity of data and the availability of the system could be compromised.


    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 3.7
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/86586 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    Running on Microsoft Windows:
  • Version 8.5 of Rational Policy Tester

    REMEDIATION:

    The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

    Vendor Fix(es):
    For version 8.5 of Policy Tester

  • Upgrade to version 8.5.0.5

    If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

    Once the upgrade has been completed, add the following entry into the asc.properties file in the Policy Tester install folder (default directory - C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\AppScan Enterprise\JazzTeamServer\server\conf\asc):

    allow.invalid.ssl=false

    Once this has been completed, restart the "IBM Security AppScan Enterprise Server – Tomcat" service.

    If you are using your own certificate, makes sure that you add it the IBM certificate trust store so that it will be accepted successfully.

    Workaround(s):
    Not applicable; upgrade to version 8.5.0.5 for Policy Tester

    Mitigation(s):
    None

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    CVE ID:
    CVE-2013-4061

    DESCRIPTION:
    Unauthorized users have the ability able to update allowed hosts used for authentication. This can be used to facilitate spoofing through URL redirection.

    The attack does not require local network access but does require single authentication. A high degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required to exploit this issue. An exploit would not impact the availability of the system or the integrity of data, but the confidentiality of information could be compromised.


    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 2.1
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/86585 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)


    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    Running on Microsoft Windows:
  • Version 8.5 of Rational Policy Tester

    REMEDIATION:

    The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

    Vendor Fix(es):
    For version 8.5 of Policy Tester

  • Upgrade to version 8.5.0.5

    If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

    Workaround(s):
    Not applicable; upgrade to version 8.5.0.5 for Policy Tester

    Mitigation(s):
    None

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    CVE ID:
    CVE-2013-2407

    DESCRIPTION:
    Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality and availability via unknown vectors related to Libraries.

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


    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 6.4
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/85044 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)



    AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
    Running on Microsoft Windows:
  • Version 8.5 of Rational Policy Tester

    REMEDIATION:

    The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

    Vendor Fix(es):
    For version 8.5 of Policy Tester

  • Upgrade to version 8.5.0.5

    If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.

    Workaround(s):
    Not applicable; upgrade to version 8.5.0.5 for Policy Tester

    Mitigation(s):
    None



    REFERENCES:
    Complete CVSS Guide
    On-line Calculator V2
    CVE-2013-0531
    CVE-2013-0440
    CVE-2013-4062
    CVE-2013-4061
    CVE-2013-2407
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/84707
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/81799
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/86586
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/86585
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/85044



    RELATED INFORMATION:
    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
    IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


    *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 alert.

    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: Rational Policy Tester
    General Support Issues

    Software version: 5.6, 8.0, 8.5

    Operating system(s): Windows

    Reference #: 1648481

    Modified date: 30 September 2014


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