Security Bulletin: Java Security Vulnerability Related To RSA Keys Affecting Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Developer for i, and Rational Developer for Power Systems Software (CVE-2014-0453)
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment that ships with Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Developer for i, and Rational Developer for Power Systems Software makes it possible to compromise RSA keys.
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An Exception thrown by the Security component reveals information that an attacker could use to break RSA keys via a Bleichenbacher attack. There are various features with the IDE which utilize RSA keys.
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 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92490 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
|Product Name||Versions Affected|
|Rational Developer for Power Systems Software||7.6, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 8.0, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 8.0.3, 184.108.40.206, 8.5, 8.5.1|
|Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, C/C++ Edition||9.0, 220.127.116.11, 9.1|
|Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, AIX COBOL Edition||9.0, 18.104.22.168, 9.1|
|Rational Developer for i||9.0, 22.214.171.124, 9.1|
There is a fix to the JRE that removes the sensitive information from the Exception message. This fix has been incorporated into fixes for the affected products which are available at:
|Rational Developer for AIX and Linux||Interim Fix||IBM Java Quarterly Critical Patch Update - April 2014|
|Rational Developer for i||Interim Fix||IBM Java Quarterly Critical Patch Update - April 2014|
|Rational Developer for Power Systems Software||Interim Fix||IBM Java Quarterly Critical Patch Update - April 2014|
Workarounds and Mitigations
* 28 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.
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.
|Software Development||Rational Developer for i||9.0, 126.96.36.199, 9.0.1, 9.1|
|Software Development||Rational Developer for Power Systems Software||7.6, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 8.0, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 8.0.3, 126.96.36.199, 8.5, 8.5.1|
More support for:
Rational Developer for AIX and Linux
Software version: 9.0, 188.8.131.52, 9.0.1, 9.1
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows
Software edition: AIX COBOL Edition, C/C++ Edition
Reference #: 1679197
Modified date: 28 July 2014