IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to XML entity expansion attacks. These attacks could cause a denial of service.
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CVE ID: CVE-2014-3104
Description: IBM Rational ClearQuest is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to properly detect recursion during entity expansion by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references to consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/94311 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
|8.0.1 through 126.96.36.199||Affected|
|8.0 through 188.8.131.52||Affected|
|7.1.2 through 184.108.40.206||Affected|
|7.1.0.x, 7.1.1.x (all versions and fix packs)||Affected|
Upgrade to one of the following releases:
|Affected Versions||Applying the fix|
|8.0.1.x||Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 5 (220.127.116.11) for 8.0.1|
|8.0.0.x||Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 12 (18.104.22.168) for 8.0|
|7.1.2.x||Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 15 (22.214.171.124) for 7.1.2|
|7.1.1.x||Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 15 (126.96.36.199) for 7.1.2
Note: 188.8.131.52 inter-operates with all 7.1.1.x systems and can be installed in the same way as 7.1.1.x fix packs.
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* 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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16 June 2018