IBM Rational ClearCase's installer exposes server passwords in memory during the installation procedure.
DESCRIPTION: IBM ClearCase installer exposes server passwords in memory in clear text so that a local attacker can examine the process and recover the password.
CVSS Base Score: 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96814 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
8.0.1 through 22.214.171.124
8.0 through 126.96.36.199
The solution is to upgrade to Installation Manager 1.8.2 or later and upgrade to a newer fix pack of ClearCase.
Affected ClearCase Versions
Applying the ClearCase fix
|Install IM 1.8.2 or later (follow the links in IBM document 7025142), then install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 7 (188.8.131.52) for 8.0.1.|
|Install IM 1.8.2 or later (follow the links in IBM document 7025142), then install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (184.108.40.206) for 8.0.|
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* 18 March 2015: Original version published.
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Internal Use Only
7.1.1 and 7.1.2 are vulnerable as well, but we have no way to fix them. Development is contacting each customer on 7.1.x extended support to understand their needs for a fix or workaround. We have a clumsy workaround involving a bogus password during install and use of the 'sc.exe' tool to set the password remotely and securely.
10 July 2018