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Security Bulletin: Rational Synergy vulnerability (CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-0411)

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Summary

A possible security vulnerability has been reported in the Rational Synergy. There have been no reported exploits of this possible vulnerability, which is located in the JSSE component of IBM Java shipped with the tool and its agent.

Vulnerability Details

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CVEID: CVE-2014-0453

Description: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Security component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92490 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


CVEID: 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 (around 20 hours). The likelihood of occurrence of this issue in Rational Synergy is low.

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

This vulnerability impacts the following Rational Synergy releases:

  • Rational Synergy release 7.2.1.2 or earlier.
  • Rational Synergy release 7.2.0.6 or earlier.
  • Rational Synergy release 7.1.0.7.003 or earlier.

Remediation/Fixes

Replace the JRE used in Rational Synergy:

Steps to download and replace JRE in Rational Synergy 7.1.0.7.003, 7.2.0.6 and 7.2.1.2:

1. Open the list of Synergy downloads on Fix Central

2. Select the SDK and Readme for Rational Synergy which applied to your release as follows:

Note: The fix will use the following naming convention:
<V.R.M.F>-Rational-RATISYNE-JavaSE-SDK-6.0.16.0-<platform>

Where <V.R.M.F> = release & <platform> = operating system

  • Rational Synergy 7.2.1 (uses 7.2.1.2 release designation)

    Example: 7.2.1.2-Rational-RATISYNE-JavaSE-SDK-6.0.16.0-Linux

  • Rational Synergy 7.2.0 (uses 7.2.0.6 release designation)

    Example: 7.2.0.6-Rational-RATISYNE-JavaSE-SDK-6.0.16.0-Windows

  • Rational Synergy 7.1 (uses 7.1.0.7 release designation)

    Example: 7.1.0.7-Rational-RATISYNE-JavaSE-SDK-6.0.16.0-AIX


3. Follow the steps in the Install instructions to replace the JRE.

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

* 30 July 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

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Document information

More support for: Rational Synergy
General Information

Software version: 7.1.0.7, 7.2.0.6, 7.2.1.2

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

Reference #: 1680490

Modified date: 30 July 2014