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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: ClearCase installer exposes server
passwords in memory (CVE-2014-6134)
20 March 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational ClearCase
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6134
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Security Bulletin: ClearCase installer exposes server passwords in memory
IBM Rational ClearCase's installer exposes server passwords in memory during
the installation procedure.
DESCRIPTION: IBM ClearCase installer exposes server passwords in memory in
clear text so that a local attacker can examine the process and recover the
CVSS Base Score: 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/96814 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
ClearCase version Status
8.0.1 through 188.8.131.52 Affected
8.0 through 184.108.40.206 Affected
The vulnerability only occurs during installation. Once the product is
installed, there is no vulnerability to this issue.
The solution is to upgrade to Installation Manager 1.8.2 or later and upgrade
to a newer fix pack of ClearCase.
Affected ClearCase Versions Applying the ClearCase fix
8.0.1.x Install IM 1.8.2 or later (follow the links in IBM document 7025142), then
install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 7 (220.127.116.11) for 8.0.1.
8.0.0.x Install IM 1.8.2 or later (follow the links in IBM document 7025142), then
install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (18.104.22.168) for 8.0.
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