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Security Bulletin: IBM Java Quarterly CPU - April 2014 affecting Rational Business Developer (CVE-2014-0453)

Security Bulletin


IBM SDK, which is based on an Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK), is shipped with Rational Business Developer. Oracle has released the April 2014 critical patch updates (CPU) that contain security vulnerability fixes for the JDK. The IBM SDK has been updated to incorporate these fixes and security fixes that are specific to the IBM SDK. Rational Business Developer is affected by CVE-2014-0453.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-0453

Description: An exception thrown by a security component reveals information that an attacker could use to break RSA keys via a Bleichenbacher attack.
This is an unspecified vulnerability related to the security component that has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

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

Version 9.1 and previous Rational Business Developer are affected.


Upgrade your SDK to the following interim fix level below:

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
Rational Business Developer v7.5.1.x
Apply Rational-RBD-Java6SR16FP1-ifix
Rational Business Developer v8.5.0

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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Change History

* 19 November 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.


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.

Document information

More support for: Rational Business Developer
Integrations: IBM

Software version: 7.5, 7.5.1,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,, 8.5, 8.5.1,, 9.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1687813

Modified date: 19 November 2014