Security Bulletin: Sametime Client Vulnerability
A vulnerability that can allow a remote attacker to send commands in a specially crafted way in a Sametime IM chat to a user
CVE ID: CVE-2012-3308
A vulnerability exists that can allow a remote attacker to send commands in a specially crafted way in a Sametime IM chat to a user. The issue exists in both the Sametime rich client (Sametime Connect or embedded Sametime in Notes) and web client.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77567 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
*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.
This potential vulnerability affects the Sametime clients, standalone and embedded and the Sametime web chat starting at version 8.0.2, 8.5.1, 22.214.171.124, 8.5.2, 126.96.36.199 on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. This vulnerability includes when these clients use a Sametime Gateway to Sametime Gateway connection.
The following client types are not affected by this issue:
- Sametime Mobile clients
- STLinks integration
- Sametime version 8.0.1, 8.0.0 or 7.5.1 of all rich clients (Notes embedded and stand-alone)
- Embedded Sametime in Notes 8.5.3 FP2 client
- Notes Basic clients
- Proxy 8.5 SDK clients
- Clients using Sametime Gateway connecting to a third-party IM gateway
Refer to the following technote 1599114 for instructions on how to download the relevant fixes: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21599114
None known; apply fixes.
None known; apply fixes
Complete CVSS Guide ( http://www.first.org/cvss/v2/guide.html)
Calculator V2 ( http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
X-Force Vulnerability Database ( http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77567)
CVE-2012-3308 ( http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3308)
10 August 2012: Original Copy Published
20 August 2012: Add clarification about Sametime Gateway
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."
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More support for:
Software version: 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 8.5.2, 220.127.116.11
Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows
Reference #: 1607903
Modified date: 28 April 2014