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Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Help System cross-site scripting (CVE-2012-2161)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The IBM Rational ClearQuest Help component contains a reflected Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability. With reflected cross-site scripting, an attacker can inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript code into the victim's web browser. The victim has to click a malicious link; the attacker's code is executed in the context of the victim's web browser.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-2161

Description: The ClearQuest Web Help system contains a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability. The ClearQuest web user needs to be tricked into inserting mal-formed URL addresses into the browser, or click on a mal-formed URL link.

This vulnerability exists for those deployments that are using their own Intranet Help server (also known as Enterprise help server) .


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/74833 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Any supported ClearQuest Web Help platform.

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround:
Use ClearQuest remote help which connects to the ClearQuest Information Center.

Mitigation:

Do not trust URL links to the ClearQuest Help system given by untrusted users. Examine the URL for extra parameters and text that are not related to the ClearQuest Web Help system.

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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

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

* 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.

Disclaimer

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Related information

Encrypted passwords field available (CVE-2012-2165 )
Inf Discl Web stack traces (CVE-2012-2168)
Web parameter to elevated privileges (CVE-2012-2164)
Help System Open Redirect (CVE-2012-2159)
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2205)

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest
Documentation

Software version: 7.1.1, 7.1.1.1, 7.1.1.2, 7.1.1.3, 7.1.1.4, 7.1.1.5, 7.1.1.6, 7.1.2, 7.1.2.1, 7.1.2.2, 7.1.2.3, 7.1.2.4, 7.1.2.5, 7.1.2.6, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2

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

Reference #: 1605840

Modified date: 08 August 2012