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Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in IBM Rational Quality Manager (CVE-2014-4801)

Security Bulletin


IBM Quality Manager has a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-4801
Description: IBM Rational Quality Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

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

Rational Quality Manager 2.0 - 2.0.1
Rational Quality Manager 3.0 - iFix3
Rational Quality Manager 4.0 - 4.0.7 iFix1
Rational Quality Manager 5.0


A fix is available by upgrading to a 5.01 or 5.0.2 or later.

For the 4.x releases upgrade to version 4.0.7 iFix 3 or later.
For the 3.x releases upgrade to version iFix 4 or later.
For the 2.x releases, contact IBM support for additional details on the fix.

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Change History

* 15 December 2014: 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 Quality Manager
RQM Server

Software version: 2.0,,, 2.0.1,, 3.0.1,,,,,,, 4.0,,, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1692615

Modified date: 15 December 2014