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Security Bulletin: Notice of IBM WebSphere Application Server security vulnerability fixes for Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest (CVE-2012-2170)

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IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest use IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) which has security corrections.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-2170

Description: Review the following IBM WebSphere Application Server bulletin for complete details:

1606096: Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server

  • ClearCase and ClearQuest 8.x releases have separated the WAS installation from the ClearCase and ClearQuest installation. You should determine the exact version of WAS that you have deployed and read the above document link to see if you are impacted.

Affected Products and Versions

All ClearCase and ClearQuest 7.1.x web servers running on the as shipped WAS v6.1.0.25.
Any ClearQuest v8.0.x web server running on a WAS version that does not have the remediation applied.


Workarounds and Mitigations


Use desktop applications



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Change History

* 25 September 2012 - 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational ClearCase CCRC WAN Server AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows 7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest
General Information

Software version: 7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1611795

Modified date: 25 September 2012

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