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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java runtime affect ClearQuest Eclipse (CVE-2015-0138)

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Summary

The “FREAK: Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT keys" TLS/SSL client and server vulnerability affects IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition that is used by ClearQuest Eclipse client.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0138
DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability in various IBM SSL/TLS implementations could allow a remote attacker to downgrade the security of certain SSL/TLS connections. An IBM SSL/TLS client implementation could accept the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite. This could allow a remote attacker using man-in-the-middle techniques to facilitate brute-force decryption of TLS/SSL traffic between vulnerable clients and servers. This vulnerability is also known as the FREAK attack.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/100691 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 Eclipse clients that use Report Designer, run remote reports on servers using secure connections, or use the embedded browser to connect to secure web sites.
ClearQuest Eclipse
Status
8.0.1 through 8.0.1.7
Affected
8.0 through 8.0.0.14
Affected
7.1.2 through 7.1.2.17
Affected
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)
Affected

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to update to the latest fix pack.

ClearQuest Eclipse
Fix pack required before applying manual fix
8.0.1 through 8.0.1.7
8.0 through 8.0.0.14
7.1.2 through 7.1.2.17
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 (7.1.2.18)
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 (7.1.2.18)

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.

For unsupported versions, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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References

Related information

Acknowledgement

CVE-2015-0138 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA

Change History

* 10 May 2015: Original copy published
* 24 June 2015: fix is now included in fix packs

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearQuest

Software version: 7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.1.1, 7.1.1.2, 7.1.1.3, 7.1.1.4, 7.1.1.5, 7.1.1.6, 7.1.1.7, 7.1.1.8, 7.1.1.9, 7.1.2, 7.1.2.1, 7.1.2.2, 7.1.2.3, 7.1.2.4, 7.1.2.5, 7.1.2.6, 7.1.2.7, 7.1.2.8, 7.1.2.9, 7.1.2.10, 7.1.2.11, 7.1.2.12, 7.1.2.13, 7.1.2.14, 7.1.2.15, 7.1.2.16, 7.1.2.17, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.0.6, 8.0.0.7, 8.0.0.8, 8.0.0.9, 8.0.0.10, 8.0.0.11, 8.0.0.12, 8.0.0.13, 8.0.0.14, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 8.0.1.5, 8.0.1.6, 8.0.1.7

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

Reference #: 1719840

Modified date: 24 June 2015