Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in RequisiteWeb (CVE-2012-2203, CVE-2012-2191)

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Notice of security vulnerabilities which impact IBM Rational RequisiteWeb (RequisiteWeb) along with instructions to resolve the issues.


Security vulnerabilities which impacts both RequisiteWeb version 7.1.2 and 7.1.3 clients:

1. PKCS#12 Trust Anchor Insertion Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2203)

2. GSKit Encrypted Record Length Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2191)


CVE ID: CVE-2012-2203
IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) versions before, used in IBM Rational RequisiteWeb and other products, use the PKCS #12 file format for certificate objects without enforcing file integrity. This makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers.


CVSS Base Score: 5.8

CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score.

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2191
IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) versions before, used in RequisiteWeb and other products, do not properly validate data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted values in the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Record Layer, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-2333.


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:N/A:P)

REMEDIATION: A GSKit version with the fixes for these vulnerabilities has been implemented in RequisiteWeb versions and Upgrade your software to one of those versions.

Work around:

None known; upgrade your software to RequisiteWeb version or

· Complete CVSS Guide
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· X-Force Vulnerability Database (
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*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.

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Rational RequisitePro

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7.1.2,,,,,,,, 7.1.3,,,

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