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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM Lotus Notes URL Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
18 June 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Lotus Notes
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-2174
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Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Notes URL Command Injection Remote Code Execution
A security vulnerability exists in the IBM Lotus Notes URL handler which
permits remote code execution. Malicious URLs could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code on installations of Lotus Notes.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2174
DESCRIPTION: A security vulnerability exists in the IBM Lotus Notes URL handler
which permits remote code execution. Malicious URLs could allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code on installations of Lotus Notes. To exploit
this vulnerability, the remote attacker must convince a Notes user running on
Windows to click on a malicious URL.
As of 15-Jun-2012, IBM has not received any reports of customer issues related
to this security vulnerability.
Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v2, the security ratings
for these issues are:
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75320 for the
CVSS Environmental Score: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Lotus Notes 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3
This issue is being tracked by Quality Engineering as SPR# SRAO8U3FUU. A fix
for the issue will be introduced in the following release:
* Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2 - click here to monitor release status:
Note: An interim fix (hotfix) is available upon request by opening a service
request with IBM Support.
Complete CVSS Guide:
On-line Calculator V2
IBM X-Force Database
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
This vulnerability was discovered by Moritz Jodeit and reported to IBM through
the HP TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative:
06/15/12 Initial Publication
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY
ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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