Security Bulletin: Java Vulnerability in Rational Automation Framework (CVE-2013-0169)

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Abstract

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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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

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 v3.0.1.1 and earlier on all supported platforms.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to upgrade to Rational Automation Framework v3.0.1.1 as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.

Vendor Fix(es):
 
For all affected versions of Rational Automation Framework

Upgrade to Rational Automation Framework version 3.0.1.1

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


Workaround(s):
 
Not applicable; upgrade to version 3.0.1.1 for Rational Automation Framework

Mitigation(s):
 
None




REFERENCES: 

Complete CVSS Guide 
On-line Calculator V2 

RELATED INFORMATION: 

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal 
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog 

CHANGE HISTORY:
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 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.

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More support for:

Rational Automation Framework
General Information

Software version:

3.0, 3.0.0.1, 3.0.0.2, 3.0.0.3, 3.0.0.4, 3.0.0.5, 3.0.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1649999

Modified date:

2013-09-27

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