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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in Apache FOP
affects IBM Rational Quality Manager
15 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational Quality Manager
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-5661
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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in Apache FOP affects IBM(R) Rational(R)
More support for: Rational Quality Manager
Software version: 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5,
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Reference #: 0880881
Modified date: 12 April 2019
Security Vulnerability in Apache FOP shipped with IBM Rational Quality Manager
was disclosed. IBM Rational Quality Manager has addressed the applicable CVE.
DESCRIPTION: Apache FOP could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain
sensitive information, caused by an XML external entity (XXE) error when
processing XML data. By using a specially-crafted SVG file. A remote attacker
could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or possibly
cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
124797 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 5.0 - 6.0.6
Rational Quality Manager 6.0 - 6.0.6
Rational Quality Manager 5.0 - 5.0.2
For the 6.0.x and 5.x releases:
o Upgrade to version 6.0.6 iFix008 or later
Rational Quality Manager 6.0.6 iFix008
o Or version 6.0.2 iFix020 or later
Rational Quality Manager 6.0.2 iFix020
For any prior versions of the products listed above, IBM recommends upgrading
to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.
If the iFix is not found in the iFix Portal please contact IBM support.
Workarounds and Mitigations
12 April 2019: 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.
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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