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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2015-4996)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability was discovered in IBM Rational ClearQuest that allows an attacker to obtain the database login credentials.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4996
IBM ClearQuest could allow an attacker to trick it into connecting to a fake database server which would be used to capture the true database servers credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearQuest

Versions 8.0.0.x, 8.0.1.x

Versions 7.1.x.x


Affected Versions

Applying the fix
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x, and 7.1.2.xCustomers on extended support contracts should contact Rational Customer Support.
8.0.0.xUpgrade to Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 17 ( for 8.0 or Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 10 ( for 8.0.1.
8.0.1.xUpgrade to Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 10 ( for 8.0.1.

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Change History

* 9 Dec 2015: 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:
29 September 2018