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   Multiple Security Vulnerabilities affect IBM Rational Quality Manager
                              7 October 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM Rational Quality Manager
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Cross-site Scripting            -- Existing Account      
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-10173 CVE-2019-4251 

Reference:         ESB-2019.2734

Original Bulletin: 

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Multiple Security Vulnerabilities affect IBM Rational Quality Manager

Security Bulletin

Document Information

More support for:
Rational Quality Manager

Software version:
6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.6,

Operating system(s):
Platform Independent

Reference #:

Modified date:
04 October 2019


IBM Rational Quality Manager is vulnerable to multiple security

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-10173
DESCRIPTION: xstream API could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
commands on the system, caused by insecure XML deserialization. By sending a
specially-crafted data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
164187 for the current score
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)
CVEID: CVE-2019-4251
DESCRIPTION: IBM Quality Manager (RQM) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.
This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web
UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials
disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
159649 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0 -

Rational Quality Manager 6.0 -


For the 6.0.x releases, upgrade to one of the releases below:

  o version iFix004 or later
       Rational Quality Manager iFix004
  o Or version 6.0.6 iFix012 or later (To be published within 30 days)
       Rational Quality Manager 6.0.6 iFix012
  o Or version 6.0.2 iFix022 or later
       Rational Quality Manager 6.0.2 iFix022

For any prior versions of the products listed above, IBM recommends upgrading
to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.
If the iFix is not found in the Fix Portal please contact IBM Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all
security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.


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