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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client with potential for Information Disclosure (CVE-2013-5422)

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An Information Disclosure Attack vulnerability exists in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2013-5422

Description: An unspecified vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client could allow an attacker to see the names of databases that they are not privileged to view. This vulnerability only exists if there are multiple user databases in a ClearQuest dataset. Only the name of the database is vulnerable, not the contents of the databases.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational ClearQuest Web 7.1 through, 8.0 through, and 8.0.1 through


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Change History

* December 13, 2013: 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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Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest
Web Client (7.1)

Software version: 7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,

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

Reference #: 1660036

Modified date: 13 December 2013