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Security Bulletin: IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino ActiveX control buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2013-3026)



A security vulnerability exists in the Lotus Quickr for Domino ActiveX control shipped by Lotus Quickr for Domino. Fix Packs containing the fix for this issue are available.


A security vulnerability exists in the Lotus Quickr for Domino ActiveX control shipped by Lotus Quickr for Domino. This vulnerability could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on installations of Lotus Quickr for Domino when the control is invoked as ActiveX by Microsoft Internet Explorer.
It is possible for an attacker to compromise the ActiveX control used within Lotus Quickr for Domino to remotely execute arbitrary code by instantiating this control from Microsoft Internet Explorer.

CVEID: CVE-2013-3026
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Lotus Quickr for Domino
8.5.1, 8.2, 8.1

The fix for this issue was introduced in the following Fix Packs:

  • Lotus Quickr for Domino 8.5.1 - Fix Pack and
  • Lotus Quickr for Domino 8.2 - Fix Pack
  • Lotus Quickr for Domino 8.1 - Fix Pack

    Fix Packs for Quickr for Domino are cumulative, therefore the latest released fix pack contains the fix. These Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.

    Disable the use of the vulnerable ActiveX control within Internet Explorer.
    Note: This solution contains information about modifying the Microsoft operating system registry. Before making any modifications with the Microsoft Registry Editor, it is strongly recommended that you make a backup of the existing registry. For more information about how to back up the registry refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 256986.
    The vulnerable ActiveX control can be disabled in Internet Explorer by manually setting the kill bit. Complete the following steps to set the kill bit on the machine where Quickr for Domino is installed.
    1. Start the Microsoft Windows Registry Editor (regedit).
    2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveXCompatibility
    3. Add a new Key:
    4. Select that Key and create a new DWORD value named:
    Compatibility Flags
    5. Set the Compatibility Flags value to:
    6. Exit the Registry Editor.
    7. Restart Internet Explorer.

    None known. Apply the workaround.

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

    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

    The vulnerability was reported to IBM by working with HP's Zero Day Initiative

    7 June 2013 - 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.

    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.

  • Document information

    More support for: Lotus End of Support Products
    Lotus Quickr for Domino

    Software version: 8.2, 8.5, 8.5.1

    Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

    Reference #: 1639643

    Modified date: 24 August 2016

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