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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects Rational DOORS Web Access
26 November 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational DOORS Web Access
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-7450
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects Rational DOORS Web
More support for:
Rational DOORS Web Access
1.4, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 1.5, 126.96.36.199, 9.5, 188.8.131.52,
9.5.1, 184.108.40.206, 9.5.2, 220.127.116.11, 9.6, 18.104.22.168, 9.6.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
An Apache Commons Collections vulnerability for handling Java object
deserialization was addressed by the Apache Software Foundation.
IBM Rational DOORS Web Access is affected by the following vulnerability:
DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons Collections could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of data
with Java InvokerTransformer class. By sending specially crafted data, an
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary Java code on
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107918 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
Rational DOORS Web Access version 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199,
9.6.0.x, 9.5.2.x, 9.5.1.x, 9.5.0.x, 1.5.0.x, 1.4.0.x.
A fix for this vulnerability is available from the Apache Software Foundation:
Rational DOORS Web Access Remediation/Fix
1.4.0.x - 9.6.1.x commons-collections-3.2.2.jar
Replace the commons-collections-3.2.1.jar file in your Rational DOORS Web
Access installation with the commons-collections-3.2.2.jar file.
1.Download the commons-collections-3.2.2-bin.zip file at:
Release notes are available here:
2.Extract the commons-collections-3.2.2.jar file from the file that you
3.Stop the Rational DOORS Web Access server and the broker.
4.Remove this file in your installation: <installation
directory>\IBM\Rational\DOORS Web Access\<version
5.Copy the new commons-collections-3.2.2.jar to the same location.
6.Start the broker and the Rational DOORS Web Access server.
For information on stopping and starting components, see Starting, stopping,
and removing Rational DOORS Web Access.
For versions for Rational DOORS Web Access that are earlier than version
1.4.0.x, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version/release/platform of the product.
IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable
releases of the open-source Apache Commons Collections and take appropriate
mitigation and remediation actions.
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*23 November 2015: Original Version Published
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