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Security Bulletin: Rational Test Control Panel component in Rational Test Workbench and Rational Test Virtualization Server affected by Apache Tomcat vulnerability (CVE-2014-0227)

Security Bulletin


The Apache Tomcat server used in Rational Test Control Panel is vulnerable to an attack using request smuggling.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0227
Description: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request in a malformed chunked header to the Web server to cause multiple processing conflicts on the servers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.

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:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Test Control Panel component in Rational Test Workbench and Rational Test Virtualization Server versions:

  • 8.0,0,x
  • 8.0.1.x
  • 8.5.0.x


The fixes for the CVE(s) mentioned above have been incorporated into the 7.0.62 release of Apache Tomcat, and included in a set of new fixpacks available from IBM.
Upgrade your installation as follows:

Visit IBM Fix Central to search for, download and apply the following fixpacks for your version of product:

  • All 8.0.0.x ->
  • All 8.0.1.x ->
  • All 8.5.0.x ->

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*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Test Virtualization Server Rational Test Control Panel AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.0,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,, 8.5,,,

Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench
Rational Test Control Panel

Software version: 8.0,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,, 8.5,,,

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1959291

Modified date: 18 June 2015