Previous releases of IBM Rational Automation Framework are affected by a vulnerability in Java that may allow remote attackers to execute plaintext-recovery attacks.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0169
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 v188.8.131.52 and earlier on all supported platforms.
The recommended solution is to upgrade to Rational Automation Framework v184.108.40.206 as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.
For all affected versions of Rational Automation Framework
Upgrade to Rational Automation Framework version 220.127.116.11
If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.
Not applicable; upgrade to version 18.104.22.168 for Rational Automation Framework
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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.
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