IBM Security Bulletin – Vulnerability in Rational Team Concert 4.0 with potential for Cross Site Request Forgery (CVE-2012-0748)

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Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in some RTC services may allow remote attackers to forge requests from authenticated users.



CVE ID: CVE-2012-0748

Unspecified services are susceptible to cross site request forgery allowing for an attacker to issue requests with the credentials of an authenticated victim. This may allow modification of work items the victim has permission to edit.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS: IBM Rational Team Concert 4.0 on all supported operating systems.

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to upgrade to RTC version or later.

Downloads are available from

None known; apply fixes

Avoid using your web browser to open other web sites when accessing the RTC application.


· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Vulnerability Database - Rational Team Concert CSRF exposure
· CVE-2012-0748

*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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