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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Java runtime affect ClearQuest Eclipse (CVE-2015-0138)

Security Bulletin


The “FREAK: Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT keys" TLS/SSL client and server vulnerability affects IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition that is used by ClearQuest Eclipse client.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0138
A vulnerability in various IBM SSL/TLS implementations could allow a remote attacker to downgrade the security of certain SSL/TLS connections. An IBM SSL/TLS client implementation could accept the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite. This could allow a remote attacker using man-in-the-middle techniques to facilitate brute-force decryption of TLS/SSL traffic between vulnerable clients and servers. This vulnerability is also known as the FREAK attack.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 Eclipse clients that use Report Designer, run remote reports on servers using secure connections, or use the embedded browser to connect to secure web sites.
ClearQuest Eclipse
8.0.1 through
8.0 through
7.1.2 through
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)


The solution is to update to the latest fix pack.

ClearQuest Eclipse
Fix pack required before applying manual fix
8.0.1 through
8.0 through
7.1.2 through
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 (
7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)
Customers with extended support contracts should install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 18 (

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.

For unsupported versions, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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CVE-2015-0138 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan of the PROSECCO team at INRIA

Change History

* 10 May 2015: Original copy published
* 24 June 2015: fix is now included in fix packs

*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

The fixes are on the test fix portal, included in the following TestFixes:

they can be installed using Installation Manager.

2015B Fixpacks have the fix as well.

The test fixes in the fixpack superside the previous manually-installed JRE solution.

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 September 2018