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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Privilege escalation vulnerability in IBM
Content Collector Outlook Extension (CVE-2014-4757)
5 August 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Content Collector Outlook Extension
Operating System: Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-4757
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Security Bulletin: Privilege escalation vulnerability in IBM Content
Collector Outlook Extension (CVE-2014-4757)
More support for:
Content Collector for Email
Windows 2008 server, Windows 2012 server
Vulnerability in IBM Content Collector Outlook Extension could allow an
escalation of privilege attack.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Content Collector Outlook Extension V4.0 contains a security
vulnerability in the function Search that might allow an attacker to search,
view, and restore email that has been archived from another mailbox without
the attacker having Reviewer permission on the Inbox.
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/94456 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Content Collector for Email 4.0
Product IBM Content Collector for Email
VRMF 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
Remediation/First Fix Apply Interim Fix 18.104.22.168-ICC-OE-IF004, available from
Workarounds and Mitigations
Undeploy the IBM Content Collector search API so that the function in
error is not available.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
31 July 2014: Original version 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 Security Bulletin.
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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