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Security Bulletin: IBM Java Quarterly CPU - July 2014 affecting Rational Software Architect for Websphere Software (CVE-2014-0411)

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Summary

Timing differences based on validity of TLS messages can be exploited to decrypt the entire session.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-0411

Description: Timing differences based on validity of TLS messages can be exploited to decrypt the entire session. The exploit is not trivial, requiring a man-in-the-middle position and a long time.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90357 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • Rational Software Architect 9.0.0.1 and earlier
  • Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0.0.1 and earlier
  • Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition 9.0.0.1 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Update the Java Development Kit of the product to address this vulnerability:

Product VRMF Remediation/Download FixCentral Link
Rational Software Architect

Rational Software Architect for Websphere Software

Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition

Rational Software Architect Standard Edition
7.5.x to 7.5.5.5 iFix1
8.0.x to 8.0.4.2 iFix1
Rational Software Architect

Rational Software Architect for Websphere Software

Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition
9.0, 9.0.0.1

8.5 to 8.5.5.1

Installation Instructions:

For instructions on installing this update using Installation Manager, review the topic Updating Installed Product Packages in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Instructions to download and install the update from the compressed files:
  1. Download the update files from Fix Central by following the link listed in the download table above

  2. Extract the compressed files in an appropriate directory.

    For example, choose to extract to C:\temp\update

  3. Add the update repository location in IBM Installation Manager:
    1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
    2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click File > Preferences, and then click Repositories. The Repositories page opens.
    3. On the Repositories page, click Add Repository.
    4. In the Add repository window, browse to or enter the file path to the repository.config file, which is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files and then click OK.
      For example, enter C:\temp\updates\repository.config.
    5. Click OK to close the Preference page.

  4. Install the update as described in the the topic Updating Installed Product Packages in the IBM Knowledge Center for your product and version.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

* 6 August 2014: 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.

Disclaimer

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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition Linux, Windows 8.5, 8.5.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1
Software Development Rational Software Architect Standard Edition Linux, Solaris 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5, 7.5.5.1, 7.5.5.2, 7.5.5.3, 7.5.5.4, 7.5.5.5
Software Development Rational Software Architect Linux, OS X, Windows 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.4.1, 8.0.4.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software
General Information

Software version: 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5, 7.5.5.1, 7.5.5.2, 7.5.5.3, 7.5.5.4, 7.5.5.5, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.4.1, 8.0.4.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 8.5.5.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1680234

Modified date: 06 August 2014