TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

IBM Rational Focal Point LoginController Servlet Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-13-284: December 20th, 2013


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Rational Focal Point

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Rational Focal Point. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within com.telelogic.focalpoint.pres.controller.LoginController servlet which contains a file disclosure vulnerability in the file variable. A remote attacker could gain access to configuration files which could lead to remote code execution under the context of the process.

Vendor Response

IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-09-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-12-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod