IBM Rational ClearQuest up to 7.1.1 Web Client cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Rational ClearQuest up to 7.1.1 (Business Process Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Web Client. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the file-upload functionality in the Web client in IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x before allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the File Description field.

The weakness was disclosed 08/17/2012 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-2169 since 04/04/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 61565 (IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.x < / 8.0.0.x < Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 7.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75049) and Tenable (61565). The entries 61683, 61681, 61680 and 61679 are pretty similar.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 61565
Nessus Name: IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.x < / 8.0.0.x < Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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Upgrade: Rational ClearQuest 7.1.2


04/04/2012 🔍
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Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2169 (🔍)
X-Force: 75049 - IBM Rational ClearQuest File Description cross-site scripting
SecurityFocus: 54222 - IBM Rational ClearQuest Cross Site Scripting And Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/08/2021 12:11 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (55), 01/14/2018 10:33 AM (8), 12/08/2021 12:11 AM (3)
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