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Security Bulletin: ClearQuest SQL Error Message Attack Vulnerability (CVE-2012-5765)

Security Bulletin


IBM Rational ClearQuest Web client contains SQL Error Message Attack vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-5765

Description: The ClearQuest Web client is vulnerable to a SQL Error Message Attack. Such attacks may disclose information which is helpful in creating other attacks such as server information, or information contained in the database. SQL Error Message Attacks are considered a form of SQL Injection Attack.

This vulnerability does not exist in the ClearQuest desktop clients or command line utilities.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

ClearQuest Web Clients prior to version or version


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Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround: Use ClearQuest desktop applications

Mitigation: None

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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