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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in GSKit affect IBM
Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2015-1788)
17 September 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational ClearQuest
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1788
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in GSKit affect IBM Rational ClearQuest
More support for:
22.214.171.124, 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, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 8.0.1, 22.214.171.124, 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
AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
GSKit is an IBM component that is used by IBM Rational ClearQuest. The
GSKit that is shipped with IBM Rational ClearQuest contains a security
vulnerability. IBM Rational ClearQuest has addressed the applicable CVEs.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an
error when processing an ECParameters structure over a specially crafted
binary polynomial field. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability
to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103778 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
Rational ClearQuest 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206, and 8.0.1 through 220.127.116.11
when SSL is enabled for CQ and LDAP server.
ClearQuest Version Status
8.0.1 through 18.104.22.168 Affected
22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 Affected
8.0 through 188.8.131.52 Not affected
7.1.2 through 184.108.40.206 Not affected
7.1.1 all version Not affected
The solution is to update to the latest fix pack.
Affected Versions Applying the fix
8.0.1 through 220.127.116.11 Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 9 (18.104.22.168) for 8.0.1
22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 Install Rational ClearQuest Fix Pack 16 (188.8.131.52) for 8.0
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* 16 September 2015: Original Copy published
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