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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2014-8925)

Security Bulletin


A cross site request forgery vulnerability was discovered and fixed in IBM Rational ClearQuest. An attacker may trigger a premature logout of a user, causing any work in progress to be lost.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8925
IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the DoLogout action. By persuading an authenticated user to click on a link, a remote attacker could cause the user to be logged off without confirmation. This could result in loss of any unsaved data or work in progress. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, and other malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearQuest versions:

8.0.1 through
8.0 through
7.1.1.x (all versions)
7.1.2 through

You are vulnerable if you use ClearQuest Web in your deployment.


The fix is to upgrade ClearQuest to,, or or later.

Affected Versions
Applying the fix
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 7 (
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 14 (
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 17 (

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

* 18 March 2013: 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

[PSIRT2501] CQWeb DoLogout needs CSRF protection. (55518)

This fix adds CSRF protection to the DoLogout command. Now users can't be tricked into logging out and losing work.

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 September 2018