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Security Bulletin: IBM Notes Traveler Companion for Windows Phones (CVE-2014-8921)

Security Bulletin


The IBM Notes Traveler Companion for Window Phones may expose the user credentials when working with encrypted mail.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8921

DESCRIPTION: This bulletin applies to IBM Notes Traveler Companion for Windows Phone versions 1.0 and 1.1. These versions provided an automatic configuration option which could be run multiple times and potentially expose the end user to a phishing attack. The new version (details below) removes this vulnerability.

CVSS Base Score: 4.30
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Notes Traveler Companion for Windows Phone version 1.0 and 1.1 with a build date earlier than 201411010515 .


A new feature to prevent this risk was added to the Companion App that was rolled out to the Windows Phone Store on November 11, 2014. The Build Date that shows this version of Companion App is 201411050515. Download the updated versions from the Windows Phone app store for the IBM Notes Traveler Companion app.

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Change History

13 January 2015 - Original version 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 Security Bulletin.


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Document information

More support for: IBM Traveler

Software version: 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Windows Mobile

Reference #: 1690582

Modified date: 13 January 2015