IBM Rational ClearQuest uses the IBM GSKit component to establish SSL connections to an LDAP directory server for LDAP authentication. ClearQuest 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 install updated versions of GSKit which contain corrections for security vulnerability CVE-2012-2203
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CVE ID: CVE-2012-2203
Description: A vulnerability in relation to PKCS#12 operations and insertion of Trust Anchors exists with GSKit. PKCS#12 file format is not the usual format for ClearQuest deployments.
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77280 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
For ClearQuest v7.1.x: versions prior to 126.96.36.199.
For ClearQuest v8.0.x: versions prior to 188.8.131.52
Upgrade ClearQuest to the below versions or later.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Workarounds: ClearQuest deployments that are not using LDAP authentication are not affected.
Mitigation: PKCS#12 format is not the default file format deployed for ClearQuest. Do not change from CMS format.
* 25 September 2012: Original copy published
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