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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)

Security Bulletin


Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

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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.

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 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, 7.6.0.1, 7.6.0.2, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.3, 8.0.3.1, 8.5, 8.5.1
Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, C/C++ Edition 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1
Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, AIX COBOL Edition 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1
Rational Developer for i 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.1

Remediation/Fixes

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:


Product Type Title
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

None

References

Related information

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

* 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.

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
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Developer for i 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1, 9.1
Software Development Rational Developer for Power Systems Software 7.6, 7.6.0.1, 7.6.0.2, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.3, 8.0.3.1, 8.5, 8.5.1

Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for AIX and Linux
General Information

Software version: 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 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