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

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Versions 7 and 8, which are used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. These issues were disclosed in the IBM Java SDK updates in July 2020. IBM Rational ClearQuest has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14621
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JAXP component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185099 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14579
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185057 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14578
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185056 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14577
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information resulting in a low confidentiality impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185055 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0.2
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0.1

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 through 9.0.2.2
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 3 (9.0.2.3) for 9.0.2
9.0.1 through 9.0.1.10
9.0 through 9.0.0.6
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 11 (9.0.1.11) 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 affects WebSphere Application Server July 2020 CPU that is bundled with IBM WebSphere Application Server Patterns
    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

18 Dec 2020: 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.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 December 2020

UID

ibm16380696