Previous releases of IBM Rational Automation Framework are affected by a vulnerability in Java that may allow remote attackers to execute plaintext-recovery attacks.
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CVE ID: CVE-2013-0169
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime Environment may allow remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plaintext-recovery via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets.
Note that despite the public disclosure, the issue is largely theoretical and very difficult to exploit in real world scenarios.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Rational Automation Framework 3.0.1 and earlier on all supported platforms.
Workarounds and Mitigations
* 27 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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