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Security Bulletin: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in ClearCase with privilege escalation (CVE-2014-0829)

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Buffer overflows are possible in IBM Rational ClearCase, which could lead to privilege escalation on a VOB or view server host or a CCRC WAN server.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-0829

Buffer overflows are possible in IBM Rational ClearCase, which could lead to privilege escalation on a VOB or view server host or a CCRC WAN server. They could lead to remote code execution as root on a UNIX or Linux VOB or view server, and remote code execution as a logged-in user on a CCRC WAN server.

CVSS Base Score: 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearCase versions 7.0.0, 7.0.1 (all fix packs), 7.1.1 (all fix packs), 7.1.2 through, 8.0.0 through, and 8.0.1 through


The solution is to upgrade to a newer fix pack of ClearCase. Please see below for information on the fixes available.


For the 7.0.0 and 7.0.1 releases of IBM Rational ClearCase, contact IBM support for additional details on the fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations

For CCRC WAN Server: disable interactive triggers in your VOBs until you have applied a fix.

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Change History

* 19 March 2014: Original copy 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.


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Internal Use Only

For 7.0.x systems, contact IBM Rational support for a custom fix. Development will produce the fix on an as requested basis.
Only customers with Support Extensions for 7.0.x are entitled to receive a fix.

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2018