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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in cURL component shipped with ClearCase (CVE-2014-0139)

Security Bulletin


An attacker could send a specially-crafted certificate to impersonate a server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0139

Description: cURL/libcURL could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the hostmatch() function when validating certificates containing an IP address with a wildcard match within the Common Name field. By sending a specially-crafted SSL certificate containing wildcard characters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the server and launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The cURL component is only used in the CMI integration and in the OSLC-based ClearQuest integration.

ClearCase client 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
Not affected


The solution is to upgrade to a fix pack of ClearCase that has a fix in the cURL component.

Affected Versions
Applying the fix
Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 6 (
Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 13 (
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 16 (

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

* 10 December 2014: 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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Internal Use Only

IBM20140429-1354-40 Advisory DB ID = 1697 Product record 36392

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 July 2018