Date: 09 May 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM iNotes Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0913)
9 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM iNotes
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0913
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Security Bulletin: IBM iNotes Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
More support for:
AIX, IBM i, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows
IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 contain a cross-site scripting
vulnerability. The fixes for these issues were introduced in IBM Domino
and IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 2.
CVE ID: CVE-2014-0913
DESCRIPTION: IBM iNotes contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability. By
sending an email message containing specially crafted markup, a remote
unauthenticated attacker could exploit this security vulnerability to
execute commands as the logged-in user and/or expose user personal data.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91880 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Access Vector: Network Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: None
Affected Products and Versions
IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6.
This issue is being tracked as SPR# BFEY9GXHZE. The fixes were introduced
starting in IBM Domino and IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3
Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 2. See the technotes linked below for the latest
available Fix Packs and Interim Fixes.
Download options for Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix Packs (technote 4037141)
Interim Fixes for 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 IBM Notes, IBM Domino & IBM iNotes
Download options for Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Fix Packs (technote 4032242)
To close the vulnerabilities completely, all fixes must be applied. To
inquire about the possibility of obtaining an Interim Fix (hotfix) for
earlier releases, open a service request with IBM Support.
Workarounds and Mitigations
IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the
System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security
and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions
on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and
associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing
the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as
possible to minimize any potential risk.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Bart Leppens.
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
*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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