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Security Bulletin: Rational Test Control Panel in Rational Test Workbench and Rational Test Virtualization Server affected by Apache Tomcat vulnerablity (CVE-2013-4286, CVE-2013-4322, CVE-2013-4590)

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Summary

Apache Tomcat is vulnerable affecting the Rational Test Control Panel in IBM Rational Test Workbench and Rational Test Virtualization Server.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2013-4286

Description: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling, caused by an incomplete fix related to the handling of malicious requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91426 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-4322

Description: Apache Tomcat allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service because the fix for CVE-2012-3544 was not complete. It did not cover all cases.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91625 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVE ID: CVE-2013-4590

Description: Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files and obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91424 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Test Control Panel component in Rational Test Virtualization Server and rational Test Workbench versions:

  • All 8.0.x
  • All 8.5.0.x

Versions 8.5.1 and later are unaffected as they do not use Apache Tomcat.

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes for the CVEs mentioned above have been incorporated into the 7.0.52 release of Apache Tomcat. You should upgrade your installation by following the instructions below.

  1. On the IBM Fix Central website, locate either the Rational Test Workbench or Rational Test Virtualization Server products. The Tomcat fix is titled '7.0.52-Rational-RTW-Tomcat-zip' or '7.0.52-Rational-RTVS-Tomcat-zip' depending on which product you selected.

  2. Unzip the downloaded file to a directory.

  3. Stop the server.

  4. In the existing RTCP installation, save the files logging.properties and server.xml to a separate location. The default installation locations for these files are:
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalTestControlPanel\conf\
    • AIX, Linux, Solaris: /opt/IBM/RationalTestControlPanel/conf/

  5. Copy the contents of the unzipped Tomcat directory (except for the LICENSE file) into the RationalTestControlPanel directory, overwriting the existing files.

  6. Copy the two configuration files you saved earlier back into /conf.

  7. Start the server.

Notes:
  • When updating an installation to a later version of Rational Test Control Panel, the security fix detailed above will have to be re-applied after the RTCP update
  • When removing an installation that has had the security fix applied, not all the files will be removed by IBM Installation Manager, and some files will have to be removed manually.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

* (CVE-2013-4286) This issue was identified by the Apache Tomcat security team.
* (CVE-2013-4322) This issue was partly identified by the Apache Tomcat security team and
partly by Saran Neti of TELUS Security Labs.
* (CVE-2013-4590) This issue was identified by the Apache Tomcat security team.

Change History

* 30 June 2014: 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.

Disclaimer

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 Test Virtualization Server Rational Test Control Panel AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.0.2

Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench
Rational Test Control Panel

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.0.2

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1667883

Modified date: 30 June 2014