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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM Lotus Notes Web application vulnerability (CVE-2012-4846)
17 December 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Lotus Notes
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4846
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Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Notes Web application vulnerability
8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
It is possible that a cookie's value could be read or set by client-side
Resolving the problem
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4846
When an IBM Lotus Notes user accesses Web applications, an attacker can read
or set the cookie value by injecting script, thus causing the cookie to be
used in Java as well as HTTP.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79535 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1.x, 8.5.2.x and 8.5.3.x.
Apply Fix Pack 3 for Notes 8.5.3. This issue is being tracked as SPRs
JMAS7TRNLN and SRAO8U3Q68, and it is fixed in Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 3.
* Release Notice for Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 3
* Download options for Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Packs
None known, apply fix.
None known, apply fix.
* Complete CVSS Guide
* On-line Calculator V2
* X-Force Vulnerability Database
* IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
* IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
CHANGE HISTORY: 12/12/2012: 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),
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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