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Security Bulletin: Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence - Oracle CPU January 2014 (CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0423)

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Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM JRE that is shipped with the Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI). The same security vulnerabilities also exist in the IBM Java SDK that is shipped with the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS).

Vulnerability Details

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The IBM JRE installed with RRDI is based on the Oracle JRE and the IBM Java SDK installed with WAS is based on the Oracle JDK. Oracle has released Critical Patch Updates (CPU) January 2014 which contain security vulnerability fixes and the IBM JRE and Java SDK have been updated to incorporate those updates.

See for the list of security vulnerabilities fixed by the Oracle CPU January 2014.

Note: WAS itself is not vulnerable to all the advisories. However, RRDI is vulnerable to the following two advisories:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0416

Description: is serializable but does not validate deserialized data properly. Malicious code could exploit this to construct an invalid Subject instance with content that differs from the advertised properties. In addition, if a server deserializes serialized data from untrusted sources, an attacker could insert an invalid instance of Subject class into a server Java process.

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:P/A:N)

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0423

Description: The DocumentHandler used by the java.beans.XMLDecoder implementation allows the use of external entities by default. This facilitates a variety of attacks via malicious XML data.

CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

RRDI 2.0,, 2.0.1, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5 and 2.0.6

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

* 30 July 2014: Original copy published
8 February 2016: supported versions updated

*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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Internal Use Only

PSIRT # 1455 Record # 32542

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018