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Security Bulletin: "Local Access Only" authentication type does not prevent unauthenticated remote access to Help Server Administration in ClearQuest (CVE-2014-3106)

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"Local Access Only" authentication type does not prevent unauthenticated remote access to Help Server Administration.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-3106

Description: IBM Rational ClearQuest allows a remote unauthenticated attacker bypass security restrictions set by the "Local Access Only" ACL. ClearQuest introduced a new Help system since in 2011, but the "Local Access Only" authentication type doesn't work. This would allow the attacker to view files they might not otherwise have access to.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

ClearQuest version Status
8.0.1 through Affected
8.0 through Affected
7.1.2 through Affected
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs) Not Affected


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Change History

* 17 September 2014: Original version published.

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Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest
General Information

Software version:,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1682950

Modified date: 10 September 2014