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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in GSKit affect IBM Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2015-1788)

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Summary

GSKit is an IBM component that is used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. The GSKit that is shipped with IBM Rational ClearQuest contains a security vulnerability. IBM Rational ClearQuest has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1788
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when processing an ECParameters structure over a specially crafted binary polynomial field. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103778 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

Rational ClearQuest 8.0.0.4 through 8.0.0.15, and 8.0.1 through 8.0.1.8 when SSL is enabled for CQ and LDAP server.

ClearQuest Version
Status
8.0.1 through 8.0.1.8
Affected
8.0.0.4 through 8.0.0.15
Affected
8.0 through 8.0.0.3
Not affected
7.1.2 through 7.1.2.18
Not affected
7.1.1 all version
Not affected

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to update to the latest fix pack.

Affected Versions
Applying the fix
8.0.1 through 8.0.1.8
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 9 (8.0.1.9) for 8.0.1
8.0.0.4 through 8.0.0.15
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 16 (8.0.0.16) for 8.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

* 16 September 2015: 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.

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: 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, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1966356

Modified date: 16 September 2015