ESB-2018.2303 - [Win][Linux][Solaris][AIX] IBM Rational ClearQuest: Access privileged data - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-08-10

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                               ESB-2018.2303
Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest with
                  SSL/TLS communications (CVE-2016-2922)
                              10 August 2018

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Product:           IBM Rational ClearQuest
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-2922  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10718377

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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest with SSL
/TLS communications (CVE-2016-2922)

Document information
More support for: Rational ClearQuest
Software version: 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 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, 8.0.0.16, 8.0.0.17, 8.0.0.18, 8.0.0.19, 8.0.0.20, 8.0.0.21, 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, 8.0.1.9, 8.0.1.10, 8.0.1.11, 8.0.1.12, 8.0.1.13, 8.0.1.14, 8.0.1.15, 8.0.1.16, 8.0.1.17, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.0.2, 9.0.0.3, 9.0.0.4, 9.0.0.5, 9.0.0.6, 9.0.1, 9.0.1.1, 9.0.1.2, 9.0.1.3

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

Reference #: 0718377

Modified date: 09 August 2018

Security Bulletin

Summary

IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to attacks on its SSL/TLS communications
due to improper validation of server certificates.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2922
DESCRIPTION: IBM ClearQuest (CQ OSLC linkages, EmailRelay) fails to check the
SSL certificate against the requested hostname. It is subject to a
man-in-the-middle attack with an impersonating server observing all the data
transmitted to the real server.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
113353 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearQuest version 8 and 9 in the following components:

  o ClearQuest Web/CQ OSLC server/CM Server component, when configured to use
    SSL.
  o ClearQuest EmailRelay using secure connections.

+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|          ClearQuest version           |               Status                |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|         9.0.1 through 9.0.1.3         |              Affected               |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|          9.0 through 9.0.0.6          |              Affected               |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|8.0 through 8.0.0.21                   |Affected                             |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|8.0.1 through 8.0.1.17                 |Affected                             |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

Remediation/Fixes

Apply a fix pack as listed in the table below.

+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+
| Affected Versions |                    Applying the fix                     |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+
|   9.0.1 through   |Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 4 (9.0.1.4) for     |
|      9.0.1.3      |9.0.1                                                    |
|9.0 through 9.0.0.6|                                                         |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+
|   8.0.1 through   |Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 (8.0.1.18) for   |
|     8.0.1.17      |8.0.1                                                    |
|    8.0 through    |                                                         |
|     8.0.0.21      |                                                         |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+

For 7.0.x, 7.1.x, 8.0.x and earlier releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a
fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

9 August 2018: Originally 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.

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