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Security Bulletin:Tivoli Multiple vulnerabilities in Netcool/Impact (CVE-2013-5802,,CVE-2013-5825,CVE-2013-5372)

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Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with Netcool/Impact.

Vulnerability Details

Netcool/Impact is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server that includes an IBM SDK for Java that is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released October 2013 critical patch updates (CPU) which contain security vulnerability fixes. The IBM SDK for Java has been updated to incorporate these fixes. The IBM SDK for Java has also been updated to fix security vulnerabilities specific to the IBM SDK for Java.

Vulnerability Details :

CVEID: CVE-2013-5802
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/P:I/P:A/P)

CVEID: CVE-2013-5825
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/N:I/N:A/P)

CVEID: CVE-2013-5372
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:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

SDK shipped with Netcool/Impact releases 5.1.x through 6.1.x


The remediation for the IBM SDK is available as APARs for IBM WebSphere Application Server as listed below. Users can go to the following locations and download the efixes available from WAS to remediate the issues.

The specific APAR number for each Netcool/Impact release is listed below.

Release Java level WAS level APAR
510 5 6.1 PM98600
511 5 6.1 PM98600
61 6 7 PM98578
611 6 7 PM98578

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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Change History

12 December 2013: Originial version 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: Tivoli Netcool/Impact

Software version: 5.1, 5.1.1, 6.1, 6.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1659954

Modified date: 13 December 2013

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