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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational Functional Tester versions 8.5.1 and earlier due to security vulnerability in IBM JRE 7.0 Service Release 5 or earlier (CVE-2013-5772)

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A security vulnerability exists in the Java Runtime Environments (JREs) IBM JRE 7.0 Service Release 5 or earlier that can affect the security of Rational Functional Tester (RFT).

Vulnerability Details

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CVEID: CVE-2013-5772

Description: Remote attackers can affect integrity via unknown vectors related to jhat.

CVSS Base Score: 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/H:Au/N:C/N:I/P:A/N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Functional Tester version 8.5.1 and earlier that shipped with IBM 7.0 Service Release 5 or earlier are affected.


Upgrade to Rational Functional Tester which ships with IBM Java 7.0 Service Release 6 and addresses this security issue.

If you do not want to upgrade to, download the IBM 7.0 Service Release 6 from the IBM Java website and configure RFT to use it.

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Change History

* 20 December 2013: 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.


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Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester
General Information

Software version: 8.5,, 8.5.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1660348

Modified date: 06 January 2014

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