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

Security Bulletin


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 January 2021. IBM Rational ClearQuest has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14781
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JNDI 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/190099 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-14782
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the Libraries component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-27221
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse OpenJ9 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the virtual machine or JNI natives are converting from UTF-8 characters to platform encoding. By sending an overly long string, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/195353 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

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

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
9.1
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 1 (9.1.0.1) for 9.1
9.0.2 through 9.0.2.3
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 4 (9.0.2.4) for 9.0.2
9.0.1 through 9.0.1.11
9.0 through 9.0.0.6
Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 12 (9.0.1.12) for 9.0.1

For 8.0.0.x, 8.0.1.x, 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 2021 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, 9.1.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

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.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 June 2021

UID

ibm16429437