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Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2205)

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IBM Rational ClearQuest Web client contains a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-2205

Description: The ClearQuest Web client contains a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

This vulnerability does not exist in the ClearQuest desktop clients or command line utilities.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

ClearQuest Web Clients prior to version or


Workarounds and Mitigations

Use ClearQuest desktop applications.


Examine text names in the ClearQuest Web client and do not input or execute text names that attempt to execute JavaScript code.

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Change History

* 13 August 2012 - typo correction:
* 8 August 2012 - 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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Related information

Encrypted passwords field available (CVE-2012-2165 )
Help System cross-site scripting (CVE-2012-2161)
Inf Disclosure Web stack traces (CVE-2012-2168)
Web parameter tampering (CVE-2012-2164)
Help System Open Redirect (CVE-2012-2159)

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest

Software version: 7.1.1,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,, 8.0,,

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

Reference #: 1605838

Modified date: 08 August 2012