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ZDI-10-214: IBM Rational Quality Manager and Test Lab Manager Backdoor Account Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:38:35 -0500

ZDI-10-214: IBM Rational Quality Manager and Test Lab Manager Backdoor Account Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-214
October 18, 2010

-- CVSS:
10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
IBM

-- Affected Products:
IBM Rational Quality Manager

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable
installations of Rational Quality Manager and Rational Test Lab Manager.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The flaw exists within the installation of the bundled tomcat server.
The default ADMIN account is improperly disabled within
'tomcat-users.xml' An account providing manager role level access is
left enabled with a default password. A remote attacker can use this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the tomcat
server.

-- Vendor Response:
IBM states:
this issue was fixed in Version 7.9.0.3 build: 1046.

The down load for the rules update is called "Apache Tomcat Weak Default
Administrative Account Credentials" and is available here:
http://download4.boulder.ibm.com/sar/CMA/RAA/013m6/0/Rules-Update-749.exe
It's called.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-10-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * AbdulAziz Hariri

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