ESB-2018.3586 - [Win][Linux][Solaris][AIX] IBM Rational ClearQuest: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-11-16

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                               ESB-2018.3586
Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM
            Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2018-1656, CVE-2018-12539)
                             16 November 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Rational ClearQuest
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Create Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Increased Privileges   -- Existing Account            
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12539 CVE-2018-1656 

Reference:         ESB-2018.3572
                   ESB-2018.3484.2
                   ESB-2018.3481
                   ESB-2018.2555
                   ESB-2018.2529.2
                   ESB-2018.2528.2

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730191

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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM
Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2018-1656, CVE-2018-12539)

CVE-2018-1656;CVE-2018-12539

Security Bulletin

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, 8.0.1.18, 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, 9.0.1.4

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

Reference #: 0730191

Modified date: 15 November 2018

Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM(R) Runtime Environment Java(TM) Versions
6, 7 and 8, which are used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. These issues were
disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2018.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1656
DESCRIPTION:  The IBM Java Runtime Environment's Diagnostic Tooling Framework
for Java (DTFJ) does not protect against path traversal attacks when extracting
compressed dump files.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
144882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2018-12539
DESCRIPTION: Eclipse OpenJ9 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated
privileges on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the use of Java
Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and
use Attach API operations to only the process owner. An attacker could exploit
this vulnerability to execute untrusted native code and gain elevated
privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
148389 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

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 Eclipse clients that use Report Designer, run remote reports on
    servers using secure connections, or use the embedded browser to connect to
    secure web sites. If you do not use the ClearQuest Eclipse client in this
    way, then you are not affected.

+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|          ClearQuest version           |               Status                |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|         9.0.1 through 9.0.1.4         |              Affected               |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|          9.0 through 9.0.0.6          |              Affected               |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|8.0 through 8.0.0.21                   |Affected                             |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
|8.0.1 through 8.0.1.18                 |Affected                             |
+---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to install a fix that includes an updated Java(TM) Virtual Machine
with fixes for the issues, and to apply fixes for WebSphere Application Server
(WAS).

ClearQuest Eclipse Clients
Apply the relevant fixes as listed in the table below.

+------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|   Affected Versions    |                            Applying the fix                             |
+------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 9.0.1 through 9.0.1.4  |Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 5 (9.0.1.5) for 9.0.1               |
|  9.0 through 9.0.0.6   |                                                                         |
+------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8.0.1 through 8.0.1.18  |Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 19 (8.0.1.19) for 8.0.1             |
|8.0 through 8.0.0.21    |                                                                         |
+------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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

ClearQuest Web/CQ OSLC Server/CM Server Component

 1. Determine the WAS version used by your CM server. Navigate to the CM
    profile directory (either the profile you specified when installing
    ClearQuest, or <clearquest-home>/cqweb/cqwebprofile), then execute the
    script: bin/versionInfo.sh (UNIX) or bin\versionInfo.bat (Windows). The
    output includes a section "IBM WebSphere Application Server". Make note of
    the version listed in this section.
 2. Review the following WAS security bulletin:
    Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM(R) Java SDK affects
    WebSphere Application Server July 2018 CPU
    and apply the latest available fix for the version of WAS used for CM
    server.

Note: there may be newer security fixes for WebSphere Application Server.
Follow the link below (in the section "Get Notified about Future Security
Bulletins") to subscribe to WebSphere product support alerts for additional
Java SDK fixes.

+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+
| Affected Versions |                    Applying the fix                     |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+
|9.0.0.x            |Apply the appropriate WebSphere Application Server fix   |
|9.0.1.x            |directly to your CM server host. No ClearQuest-specific  |
|8.0.1.x            |steps are necessary.                                     |
|8.0.0.x            |                                                         |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------+

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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alerts like this.

Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

IBM Java SDK security bulletin

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

15 November 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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