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Security Bulletin: Multiple security vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Rational ClearCase (CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-6457)

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Versions 5 and 6 that are used by IBM Rational ClearCase. This also includes a fix for the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) SSLv3 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566). These were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2014.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3566

DESCRIPTION: Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-6457

DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Only the ClearCase Remote Client/ClearTeam Explorer component of ClearCase is affected.

ClearCase Remote Client/ClearTeam Explorer version
8.0.1 through
8.0 through
7.1.2 through
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)


The solution is to upgrade to a newer fix pack of ClearCase. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Affected Versions
Applying the fix
Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 7 ( for 8.0.1
Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 ( for 8.0
Customers on extended support contracts should install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 17 ( for 7.1.2


  • If you use CCRC as an extension offering installed into an Eclipse shell (one not provided as part of a ClearCase release), you should update the Java™ Virtual Machine used by Eclipse to include a fix for CVE-2014-3566 and CVE-2014-6457. Contact the supplier of your Eclipse or Java™ Virtual Machine for instructions on updating Eclipse.

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify areas that enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. The most immediate mitigation action that can be taken is disabling SSLv3. You should verify disabling SSLv3 does not cause any compatibility issues.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

* 18 March 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 ClearCase
ClearCase Remote Client

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 #: 1698748

Modified date: 18 March 2015