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Security Bulletin: Apache Commons Codec Vulnerability affects IBM Rational ClearQuest (177835)

Security Bulletin


IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to an Apache Commons Codec vulnerability. IBM Rational ClearQuest has addressed the vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

Third Party Entry:   177835
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Commons Codec information disclosure
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0.1
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.0.2
IBM Rational ClearQuest 9.1


Apply a fix pack as listed in the table below. The fix pack includes commons-codec-1.15.jar.
Affected Versions
Applying the fix
9.1 Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 1 ( for 9.1
9.0.2 through Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 4 ( for 9.0.2
9.0.1 through
9.0 through
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 12 ( for 9.0.1

For 8.0.x, 8.0.1.x, and earlier releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

29 June 2021: 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.


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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
29 June 2021