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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Foundation Multiple Cross Site
14 December 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Lotus Foundation
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4848
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Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Foundation Multiple Cross Site Scripting
Lotus Foundations Start
Persistent/Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). A common user can launch XSS
attack using any fields (First Name, Last Name and others). This XSS is
executed in any logged-in user context, including admin.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4848
DESCRIPTION: Cross-Site Scripting attack can be done using any of the user
attribute fields displayed on the "Users" page in Webconfig. Exploiting the
HTML-injection issue allows an attacker to execute HTML and Java Script code
in the remote user context to steal cookie-based authentication credentials
or to control how the site is rendered to the user; other attacks may also be
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79537 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Systems running Lotus Foundations 1.2.2b or earlier:
Lotus Foundations Start 1.2
Upgrade the Lotus Foundations operating system to version 1.2.2c or later.
For instructions on how to upgrade your system, please see: Migrate the IBM
Lotus Foundations core
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Ewerson Guimaraes of DcLabs
Security Research Group.
12 December 2012: Original copy published
*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),
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