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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects
Rational Functional Tester (CVE-2016-5542)
31 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational Functional Tester
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-5542
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects Rational Functional
More support for:
Rational Functional Tester
8.3, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 8.5, 220.127.116.11, 8.5.1, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 8.6,
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206,
30 January 2017
If a JAR file is signed with old, weak hash algorithms, the class files
within it can be modified without the change being caught. This potentially
enables attackers to inject malicious code into signed code from a trusted
An unspecified vulnerability related to the Libraries component has no
confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All versions of Rational Functional Tester from 8.3.0 through 220.127.116.11
Product Version APAR Remediation/First fix
RFT 8.3.0 - 8.3.0.x None Download the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 iFix from the Fix Central and apply it.
RFT 8.5.0 - 8.5.0.x None Download the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 iFix from the Fix Central and apply it.
RFT 8.5.1 - 8.5.1.x None Download the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 iFix from the Fix Central and apply it.
RFT 8.6.0 - 18.104.22.168 None Download the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 9 iFix from the Fix Central and apply it.
RFT 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 None Download the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Service Refresh 3 Fix Pack 20 iFix or any subsequent release as applicable, and apply it.
You must verify that applying this fix does not cause any compatibility
For information about how to install iFixes, see
Workarounds and Mitigations
Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3
IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
30 January 2017: 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.
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.
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