Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Help System cross-site scripting (CVE-2012-2161)
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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.
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Workarounds and Mitigations
Use ClearQuest remote help which connects to the ClearQuest Information Center.
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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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
* 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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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)
More support for:
Software version: 7.1.1, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 7.1.2, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 8.0, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1605840
Modified date: 08 August 2012