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Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Phishing Through Frames Vulnerability (CVE-2012-4839)

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Summary

Security Scanning indicated a vulnerability to a Phishing Through Frames attack in the OSLC system in IBM Rational ClearQuest.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-4839

Description: The ClearQuest Web (CQ Web) client is vulnerable to a Phishing Through Frames Attack in the OSLC interface system. This vulnerability was found in one particular OSLC dialog.

Phishing attacks are described in general here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Phishing

This vulnerability does not exist in the ClearQuest desktop clients or command line utilities. This vulnerability only exists if the CQ Web Server is deployed.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79068 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

ClearQuest Web server version 7.1.2.0 through 7.1.2.8 or version 8.0.0.0 though 8.0.0.4.

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to ClearQuest version 7.1.2.9 or 8.0.0.5.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround: None

Mitigation: If you are not using OSLC, then do not initiate or respond to any ClearQuest OSLC dialogs. If you are using OSLC, do not respond to OSLC dialogs unless you have initiated the communication using valid ClearQuest web server URLs for your deployment.

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

* 12 December 2012: 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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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21620342