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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ClearQuest Phishing Through Frames Vulnerability (CVE-2012-4839)
17 December 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational ClearQuest
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4839
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Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Phishing Through Frames Vulnerability
Web Client (7.1)
7.1.2, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52,
8.0, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Security Scanning indicated a vulnerability to a Phishing Through Frames
attack in the OSLC system in IBM Rational ClearQuest.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4839
The ClearQuest Web (CQ Web) client is vulnerable to a Phishing Through Frames
Attack in the OSLC interface system. This vulnerability was found in one
particular OSLC dialog.
Phishing attacks are described in general here:
This vulnerability does not exist in the ClearQuest desktop clients or command
line utilities. This vulnerability only exists if the CQ Web Server is
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79068 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
ClearQuest Web server version 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52 or version 184.108.40.206
Upgrade to ClearQuest version 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168.
22.214.171.124: Download document 4033979
126.96.36.199: Download document 4033977
If you are not using OSLC, then do not initiate or respond to any ClearQuest
OSLC dialogs. If you are using OSLC, do not respond to OSLC dialogs unless you
have initiated the communication using valid ClearQuest web server URLs for
* Complete CVSS Guide
* On-line Calculator V2
* X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79068
IBM Product Security Incident Response Program
Dec 12, 2012 Initial Publication
*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 Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF
ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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