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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Help system affects multiple IBM Rational products based on IBM Jazz technology (CVE-2015-0113)

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Summary

An undisclosed vulnerability in the help system affects the following IBM Jazz based Applications: Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG), Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM), Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Quality Manager (RQM), Rational Rhapsody Design Manager (Rhapsody DM), and Rational Software Architect (RSA DM).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0113
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Jazz help system could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. By sending a specially-crafted request to a jsp file, an attacker could disclose the source code of that file.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99848 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

Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0 - 5.0.2
Rational Quality Manager 4.0 - 4.0.7
Rational Quality Manager 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Team Concert 4.0 - 4.0.7
Rational Team Concert 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 - 4.0.7

Rational DOORS Next Generation 4.0 - 4.0.7
Rational DOORS Next Generation 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 4.0.3 - 4.0.7
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 4.0 - 4.0.7
Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0 - 4.0.7
Rational Software Architect Design Manager 5.0 - 5.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

To correct this problem, you must replace the installed help archive file, clmhelp.war, with the latest version of this file. The procedure for doing this varies depending on whether you use remote help or local help.

With remote help, which is the default option, you deploy a small help archive file, which contains the help system infrastructure. Most of the help content resides in an external IBM Knowledge Center at ibm.com. The locally installed help system pulls the content from the IBM Knowledge Center. If you use the remote help option, download the clmhelp.war file from http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/updatesites/CLM4.0.7-in-product or http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/updatesites/CLM5.0.2-in-product. Follow the installation instructions at https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/DocInstallAllHelp.

With local help, you deploy a much larger help archive file, which includes all of the help content. Rather than pull content from the IBM Knowledge Center, the help system uses the content in the locally installed help archive file. If you use the local help option and are able to use the Local Help Updater utility, see http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYMRC_5.0.2/com.ibm.help.common.rational.remote.web.doc/topics/t_download_help_web.html.

If you use the local help option but are unable to use the Local Help Updater, download the clmhelp.war file from http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/updatesites/CLM4.0.7-all or http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/updatesites/CLM5.0.2-all. Follow the installation instructions at https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/DocInstallAllHelp.

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

*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 Engineering Lifecycle Manager Documentation Windows, Linux 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Software Development Rational Requirements Composer Documentation Windows, Linux, z/OS 4.0, 4.0.0.1, 4.0.0.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7
Software Development Rational Team Concert Documentation AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS, Mac OS X 4.0, 4.0.0.1, 4.0.0.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Software Development Rational Quality Manager Documentation AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 4.0, 4.0.0.1, 4.0.0.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Software Development Rational DOORS Next Generation Documentation Linux, Windows, IBM i 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Software Development Rational Rhapsody Design Manager Documentation Linux, Windows 3.0, 3.0.0.1, 3.0.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2
Software Development Rational Software Architect Design Manager Documentation AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2

Document information

More support for: Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management
Documentation

Software version: 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, iOS, z/OS

Reference #: 1882770

Modified date: 22 April 2015


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