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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect Rational Business Developer (CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-0466)

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There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 7 and 8 that is used by Rational Business Developer. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2016 and includes the vulnerability commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7575

The TLS protocol could allow weaker than expected security caused by a collision attack when using the MD5 hash function for signing a ServerKeyExchange message during a TLS handshake. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to impersonate a TLS server and obtain credentials. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/UI:U/C:H/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0466

An unspecified vulnerability related to the JAXP component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Business Developer 8.5 - 9.5


Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
Rational Business Developer 8.5.x, 9.0.x, 9.1.x,9.5.x None Rational-RBD-Java8SR2FP10-ifix

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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

<23 February 2016> Original version 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 Business Developer

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1,,, 9.0, 9.0.1,, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.5,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1976768

Modified date: 24 February 2016