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Security Bulletin: Unquoted Service Path Enumeration vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2013-0513)

Security Bulletin


IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to an Unquoted Service Path Enumeration vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-0513
IBM Rational AppScan, IBM Rational ClearCase, and IBM Rational ClearQuest could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the creation of a service during install that does not constrain the service path in quotes and leaves it vulnerable to Microsoft Windows Unquoted Service Path Enumeration issue. An attacker could gain elevated privileges using the service. No specialized knowledge is necessary to conduct this attack. The attacker will need local access to the AppScan Enterprise, ClearCase, or ClearQuest machine in order to conduct the attack. Authentication is not a requirement.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x (all versions), 8.0 through, 8.0.1 through, and 9.0 through


Install a fix pack containing fixes:

Affected version
9.0 through
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 2 ( for 9.0
8.0.1 through
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 12 ( for 8.0.1
8.0 through
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 ( for 8.0
Customers on extended support contracts for 7.1.x should contact Customer Support.
For 7.0.x and 7.1.x and earlier releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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Change History

* 15 September 2016: 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 ClearQuest

Software version: 7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,,,,,,,, 9.0,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1990130

Modified date: 15 September 2016