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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability affects Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a security vulnerability in the Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager. The Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager team has addressed the issue and published a remediation.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1608
DESCRIPTION: IBM RELM uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/143798 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0 - 6.0.6

Remediation/Fixes

For 6.0 - 6.0.6 releases:

  1. Upgrade to version 6.0.6.1 or later: CLM 6.0.6.1
  2. Start the package installation and select RELM when asked about the products to be updated.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

29 April 2019: Initial draft 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
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Platform Independent 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6

Document information

More support for: Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager

Software version: 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0882778

Modified date: 29 April 2019