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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Rational ClearQuest

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Versions 7 and 8, which are used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2019 and January 2020.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-2989

DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, high integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/169295 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-2593
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Java SE Networking component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause low confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174541 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4732
DESCRIPTION:   IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client. By placing a specially-crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172618 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearQuest version 9 in the following components:

  • ClearQuest Web/CQ OSLC server/CM Server component, when configured to use SSL.
  • 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
9.0.2
Affected
9.0.1 through 9.0.1.8
Affected
9.0 through 9.0.0.6
Affected

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to install a fix that includes an updated Java™ 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
9.0.2
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 1 (9.0.2.1) for 9.0.2
9.0.1 through 9.0.1.8
9.0 through 9.0.0.6
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 9 (9.0.1.9) for 9.0.1

For 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® Java SDK affect WebSphere Application Server January 2020 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 above (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, 9.0.1.x, 9.0.2.x

Apply the appropriate WebSphere Application Server fix directly to your CM server host. No ClearQuest-specific steps are necessary.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Off

Change History

27 March 2020: First 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

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 June 2020

UID

ibm13608493