Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Phishing Through Frames Vulnerability (CVE-2012-4839)
Security Scanning indicated a vulnerability to a Phishing Through Frames attack in the OSLC system in IBM Rational ClearQuest.
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CVE ID: CVE-2012-4839
Description: The ClearQuest Web (CQ Web) client is vulnerable to a Phishing Through Frames Attack in the OSLC interface system. This vulnerability was found in one particular OSLC dialog.
Phishing attacks are described in general here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Phishing
This vulnerability does not exist in the ClearQuest desktop clients or command line utilities. This vulnerability only exists if the CQ Web Server is deployed.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79068 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
ClearQuest Web server version 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168 or version 22.214.171.124 though 126.96.36.199.
Upgrade to ClearQuest version 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Mitigation: If you are not using OSLC, then do not initiate or respond to any ClearQuest OSLC dialogs. If you are using OSLC, do not respond to OSLC dialogs unless you have initiated the communication using valid ClearQuest web server URLs for your deployment.
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
* 12 December 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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More support for:
Web Client (7.1)
Software version: 7.1.2, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 8.0, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1620342
Modified date: 07 November 2013