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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2015-0488, CVE-2015-0478, CVE-2015-1916)

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Versions 5 and 6 that are used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2015.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0488
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102336 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0478
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102339 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1916
DESCRIPTION:
Server applications which use the IBM Java Secure Socket Extension provider to accept SSL/TLS connections are vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to an unspecified vulnerability.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101995 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearQuest, versions 7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x, 7.1.2.x, 8.0.0.x, 8.0.1.x, in the following components:

  • ClearQuest Server components, when configured to use SSL, such as the Web Server, FTS server and Reporting server.
  • 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 version
Status
8.0.1 through 8.0.1.8
Affected
8.0 through 8.0.0.15
Affected
7.1.2 through 7.1.2.18
Affected
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)
Affected

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to install a fix that includes an updated Java™ Virtual Machine with fixes for the issues, and to apply fixes for WebSphere Application Server (WAS).

ClearQuest Eclipse client fixes

ClearQuest Server components For 7.0.x and earlier releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

CVE-2015-1916 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA

Change History

* 16 Sep 2015: replace the testfix solution with the latest Fix Pack
* 11 August 2015: Originally 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.

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, 7.1.2.18, 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, 8.0.0.15, 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, 8.0.1.8

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

Reference #: 1963760

Modified date: 14 August 2017