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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational DOORS Next Generation with potential for Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2017-1338)

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Undisclosed security vulnerability in IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and Rational Requirements Composer may result in Cross-Site Scripting.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1338
IBM DOORS Next Generation (DNG/RRC) 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 DOORS Next Generation 6.0 - 6.0.3

Rational Requirements Composer 5.0 - 5.0.2

Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.1 - 4.0.7


For Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0 - 6.0.3 , a fix is available by upgrading to one of the following versions:

For Rational Requirements Composer 5.0 - 5.0.2, a fix is available by upgrading to 5.0.2 iFix022 or later
For Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.1 - 4.0.7, a fix is available by upgrading to 4.0.7 iFix014 or later If the iFix is not found in the Fix Central please contact IBM Support.

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Change History

14 August 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: 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2004138

Modified date: 14 August 2017