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Security Bulletin: Rational Build Forge Security Advisory (CVE-2014-0075, CVE-2014-0099)

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Apache Tomcat has security vulnerabilities that can lead to a denial of service (DOS) attack or obtain sensitive information. To avoid this issue in IBM Rational Build Forge, you should use the latest version Apache Tomcat Server which contains the fix for these problems

Vulnerability Details

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CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0075

Description: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of a malformed chunk size as part of a chucked request. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score:
See for the current score.
CVSS Environmental Score*:
CVSS Vector:

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0099

Description: Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check for overflows when parsing content length headers. By sending specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score:
See for the current score.
CVSS Environmental Score*:
CVSS Vector:

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational Build Forge versions 7.1.2.


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

Affected Version Fix
Build Forge - iFix2 (not released yet)

Note: If you need iFix2, contact IBM support

Workarounds and Mitigations

Upgrade Tomcat (which is in Build Forge installation directory).


Upgrade to 4037483: Rational Build Forge Fix Pack 2 ( for 8.0.

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Change History

* 15 Aug 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,,,

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

Software edition: Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Standard

Reference #: 1680603

Modified date: 15 August 2014