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Security Bulletin: IBM Notes vulnerable to Fedora Project HarfBuzz information disclosure (CVE-2016-2052)

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IBM Expeditor is consuming XULRunner 1.0.6 version. A fix was provided to avoid denial of service or an unspecified impact.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2052
 Multiple unspecified errors in HarfBuzz, as used in Google Chrome, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP6 and earlier releases
IBM Notes 9.0.1 64-bit IF4 and earlier releases


Customers who remain on the following releases may open a Service Request with IBM Support and reference SPR PPUEA9ZAAK.

  • IBM Notes 9.0.1 IFP6 and earlier releases.

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Change History

14 September 2016: Initial publication.
30 September 2016: Added fix info for 901 64-bit IF5

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Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Software version: 9.0.1

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

Reference #: 1983969

Modified date: 30 September 2016