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Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected by an XStream XML information disclosure (CVE-2016-3674)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Notes includes a version of XStream which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when processing XML external entities.

Vulnerability Details


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3674
Description: XStream could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error when processing XML external entities. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP5 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 9.0 IF4 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6 IF10 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.2 FP4 IF3 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.1 FP5 IF3 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5 release
  • Remediation/Fixes

    Product Version Link
    IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 6 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037141
    IBM Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 11 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663874#NotesDownloads
    IBM Notes 64-bit 9.0.1 64-bit Interim Fix 4 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21657963

    Customers who remain on the following releases may open a Service Request with IBM Support and reference SPR KLYHA8XLA2 for custom fixes.

    • IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP5 and earlier release
    • IBM Notes 9.0 IF4 and earlier release
    • IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6 IF10 and earlier release
    • IBM Notes 8.5.2 FP4 IF3 and earlier release
    • IBM Notes 8.5.1 FP5 IF3 and earlier release
    • IBM Notes 8.5 release

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    References

    Related information

    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
    IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

    Change History

    7/1: Initial publication.

    *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 Notes
    Security

    Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, 9.0, 9.0.1

    Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

    Reference #: 1983861

    Modified date: 16 August 2016


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