Security Bulletin: Notice of IBM WebSphere Application Server security vulnerability fixes for IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest customers

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IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest use IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) which has security corrections announced in flash 1606096.


Description: Please read the IBM WebSphere Application Server flash

1606096 :Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server (and others) which describes how to update various versions of WAS to correct for these vulnerabilities.

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.

CVSS*: See the details in the WAS technote 1606096 referenced above

Affected Platforms: 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.

Remediation: Follow the instructions in the above referenced WAS technote 1606096.

Workarounds: Use desktop applications.

Mitigation: None.


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Related Information:

IBM Product Security Incident Response Program


Change History:

Sept 25, 2012 Initial Publication

*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.

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,,,,

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7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,

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AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

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