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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational DOORS Next Generation with potential for attacks by displaying improper handling of errors (CVE-2016-9748)

Security Bulletin


An undisclosed security vulnerability of Rational DOORS Next Generation may result in an attack by revealing implementations details, internal error messages, database dumps or error codes.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9748
IBM RM discloses sensitive information in error response messages that could be used for further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0-6.0.2

Rational DOORS Next Generation 5.0-5.0.2

Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.7


For 6.0-6.0.2, upgrade to version 6.0.2 iFix006 or later

For 5.0-5.0.2, upgrade to version 5.0.2 iFix019 or later For 4.0.7, upgrade to version 4.0.7 iFix012 or later

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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Change History

2 February 2017: Initial Publication

*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 DOORS Next Generation
General information

Software version: 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1991461

Modified date: 02 February 2017