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Security Bulletin: "Local Access Only" authentication type does not prevent unauthenticated remote access to Help Server Administration in ClearQuest (CVE-2014-3106)

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"Local Access Only" authentication type does not prevent unauthenticated remote access to Help Server Administration.

Vulnerability Details

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CVE ID: CVE-2014-3106

Description: IBM Rational ClearQuest allows a remote unauthenticated attacker bypass security restrictions set by the "Local Access Only" ACL. ClearQuest introduced a new Help system since in 2011, but the "Local Access Only" authentication type doesn't work. This would allow the attacker to view files they might not otherwise have access to.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
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 version

8.0.1 through
8.0 through
7.1.2 through
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)Not Affected


Upgrade to one of the following releases:

Affected VersionsApplying the fix
8.0.1.xInstall Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 5 ( for 8.0.1
8.0.0.xInstall Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 12 ( for 8.0
7.1.2.xInstall Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 15 ( for 7.1.2

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

* 17 September 2014: Original version 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