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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects Rational Application Developer for WebSphere (CVE-2014-0453)

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Versions 5, 6, and 7 that is used by Rational Application Developer for WebSphere. This issue was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2014.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-0453

Description: Product applicability to say: an Exception thrown by the Security component reveals information that an attacker could use to break RSA keys via a Bleichenbacher attack.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 Application Developer 9.1 and earlier.


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

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
Rational Application Developer 7.0 through PI23369
Rational Agent Controller 7.0 through to 9.1 PI23369
Rational Build Utility 7.5 through to PI23369

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Related information

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Change History

* 25 September 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.


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Document information

More support for: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
General Information

Software version: 7.0,,,,,,,,,,, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5,,,,,, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4,,,, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5,, 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.1,

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

Reference #: 1684716

Modified date: 25 September 2014