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29 November 2012

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.1119
       Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator stores
              SSL certificate password in an insecure manner
                             29 November 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Rational Developer for System z
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-4862  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21617886

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Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator stores SSL certificate 
password in an insecure manner.

Flash (Alert)

Document information

Rational Developer for System z

General Information

Software version:
7.1, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.3, 7.5.1.4, 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.2.2, 7.6.2.3, 
7.6.2.4, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.3.1, 8.0.3.2, 8.0.3.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.1

Operating system(s):
Windows

Software edition:
All Editions

Reference #:
1617886

Modified date:
2012-11-26

Abstract

The Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator, that provides 
terminal emulation such as 3270, 5250, and VT100, stores the SSL certificate 
password in an insecure manner on the user's workstation.

Content

VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4862

DESCRIPTION:

The Rational Developer for System z Host Connect emulator that provides 
terminal emulation such as 3270, 5205, and VT100, stores the SSL certificate 
password in an insecure manner on the user's workstation.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79919 for the 
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
All previous versions of Rational Developer for System z

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the Rational Developer for System z 
update as soon as practical.

Fix:
Upgrade to the latest version of Rational Developer for System z

Workaround:
None.

Mitigation:
None.

RELATED INFORMATION:
https://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/PSIRT/?lang=en_us
http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
None.

CHANGE HISTORY:
None.

*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 Flash.


Note: 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.

Copyright and trademark information

IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of International Business 
Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and 
service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of 
IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information" 
at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.

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