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Security Bulletin: Rational Build Forge Security Advisory (CVE-2014-0098)

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Apache HTTP Server has a security vulnerability that can lead to a denial of service (DOS) attack. To avoid this issue in IBM Rational Build Forge, you should use the latest version Apache HTTP Server which contains the fix for this problem.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0098

Description: Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the service to crash.

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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational Build Forge versions 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, and 8.0.


Apply the correct fix pack or iFix for your version of Build Forge:

Affected Version Fix
Build Forge - iFix1 (not released yet)

Note: If you need iFix1, contact IBM support
Build Forge - iFix1 (not released yet)

Note: If you need iFix1, contact IBM support
Build Forge - iFix1 iFix2 (not released yet)

Note: If you need iFix2, contact IBM support
Build Forge - Rational Build Forge Fix Pack 2 ( for 8.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

Upgrade the Apache HTTP or disable the mod_log_config module.

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Change History

* 24 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.


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Document information

More support for: Rational Build Forge
Web Console

Software version:, 7.1.2,,,, 7.1.3,,,,,, 8.0,

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

Software edition: Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Express, Standard

Reference #: 1668973

Modified date: 24 June 2014