Security Bulletin: IBM ISS Proventia Network Mail Security System/Lotus Protector for Mail Security - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CVE-2012-2955)

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Abstract

Certain pages of the management interface of the affected products are vulnerable to reflected cross-site scripting

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2955

DESCRIPTION:
The administrative user interface contains pages where it is possible to inject arbitrary JavaScript code contained in an HTTP request query string (Reflected XSS). If the HTTP request is executed in the web interface after a user has authenticated, the attacker could access cookies, files, or session information. To be successful, this requires the attacker to have specific information about the installed product.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/76798
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

· Lotus Protector for Mail Security Software – All versions
· IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System = All versions

REMEDIATION:

Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.8.x and later

- If automatic System Package Updates are enabled, no further action is necessary. The system will download and install the update automatically.

- For manual System Package Updates:

- Log in to the Management Console

- Go to "Updates" -> "Updates & Licensing"

- Install all pending System Package Updates

Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.5.x

- Follow the instructions on http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21605199 to download and install the fix.

Lotus Protector for Mail Security 2.1.x

- Upgrade to version 2.5.x or 2.8.x and follow the remediation steps listed above

IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System 2.5.x and later

- Follow the instructions on http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21605199 to download and install the fix.

IBM Proventia Network Mail Security System 2.4.x and earlier

- Upgrade to version 2.5.x or later and follow the remediation steps listed above

Workaround:
None

REFERENCES:
· CVE-2012-2955 (http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2955)

RELATED INFORMATION:

· IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

CHANGE HISTORY:

*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.



    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Security Proventia Network Mail Security System Not Applicable Firmware 1.8, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6, 2.5.0.2 All Editions

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More support for:

Lotus Protector for Mail Security

Software version:

2.1, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.8

Operating system(s):

Linux

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1605626

Modified date:

2012-07-19

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