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Status Not under consideration
Categories ClearQuest
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 20, 2019

Penetration_test : Outdated Software (CQ)

Applications, operating systems and network infrastructure with unpatched security vulnerabilities might be targeted and compromised by attackers, using publicly known or specially crafted exploits. Depending on the type and severity of the present security flaws, the usage of outdated software might put further system components at risk.

Idea priority High
Use Case
Old software in standard installations indicates that no active patch management process is provided. An attacker could use known exploits to gain access to the webserver or execute script code in a victim's browser. Update all software to the most recent version and implement an update process to ensure that the used software is always up to date.
RFE ID 135425
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational ClearQuest
  • Admin
    DE ZHI MOU
    Sep 24, 2021

    The Servlet API is provided by WebSphere Application Server (WAS). WAS 9.0 or above supports Servlet 3.1. See the topic Java Servlet considerations for more details.

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  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2019

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.