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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational Lifecycle Integrations Adapter - HP (CVE-2013-4002)

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The XML parser used in versions of the IBM Rational Lifecycle Integrations Adapter HP adapter prior to is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2013-4002

The XML parser used in versions of the HP adapter prior to 1.1 was vulnerable to a denial of service attack.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS E nvironmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

All versions of the HP adapter prior as of 1.1.


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Change History

* 25 September 2013 - 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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Document information

More support for: Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters
Rational Adapter for HP ALM

Software version: 1.0,, 1.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: Standard

Reference #: 1650876

Modified date: 01 October 2013

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