Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Foundation Multiple Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2012-4848)

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Abstract

Persistent/Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). A common user can launch XSS attack using any fields (First Name, Last Name and others). This XSS is executed in any logged-in user context, including admin.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4848

DESCRIPTION: Cross-Site Scripting attack can be done using any of the user attribute fields displayed on the "Users" page in Webconfig. Exploiting the HTML-injection issue allows an attacker to execute HTML and Java Script code in the remote user context to steal cookie-based authentication credentials or to control how the site is rendered to the user; other attacks may also be possible.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79537 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS:
Systems running Lotus Foundations 1.2.2b or earlier:
· Lotus Foundations Start 1.2

REMEDIATION:
Upgrade the Lotus Foundations operating system to version 1.2.2c or later.

For instructions on how to upgrade your system, please see: Migrate the IBM Lotus Foundations core

Workaround(s):
None known

Mitigation(s):
None known

REFERENCES:

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
CVE-2012-4848


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Ewerson Guimaraes of DcLabs Security Research Group.

CHANGE HISTORY:
· 30 June 2014: Fixed broken link
· 12 December 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.


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Document information


More support for:

Lotus Foundations Start

Software version:

1.2

Operating system(s):

Linux

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1620319

Modified date:

2014-06-30

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