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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability affects multiple IBM Rational products based on IBM Jazz technology (CVE-2016-8968)

Security Bulletin


Cross-site scripting vulnerability in the IBM Jazz Foundation affects the following IBM Jazz based Applications: Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG), Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM), Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Quality Manager (RQM), Rational Rhapsody Design Manager (Rhapsody DM), and Rational Software Architect Design Manager (RSA DM).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8968
IBM Jazz Foundation is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational Quality Manager 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational Team Concert 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0 - 6.0.2
Rational Software Architect Design Manager 6.0 - 6.0.2

Versions 6.0.3 are not affected.


For the 6.0.x releases, upgrade to version 6.0.2 ifix8 or later

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Change History

13 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Team Concert General Information AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, OS X 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Software Development Rational Quality Manager General Information AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Software Development Rational DOORS Next Generation General information IBM i, Linux, Windows 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Software Development Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager General Information Linux, Windows 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Software Development Rational Rhapsody Design Manager General Information Linux, Windows 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Software Development Rational Software Architect Design Manager General Information AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 6.0, 6.0.1

Document information

More support for: Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management
General Information

Software version: 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2

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

Reference #: 1998515

Modified date: 13 February 2017