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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational Team Concert with potential for Cross-Site Scripting attack (CVE-2016-0331)

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IBM Team Concert (RTC) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0331
IBM Team Concert (RTC) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0.1 - 6.0.2
Rational Team Concert 6.0.1 - 6.0.2


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Change History

05 September 2016: Initial Publication

*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management General Information AIX, Linux, iOS, Solaris, Windows 6.0.1, 6.0.2

Document information

More support for: Rational Team Concert
General Information

Software version: 6.0.1, 6.0.2

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1989899

Modified date: 05 September 2016