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Security Bulletin: IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture ActiveX Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0879)

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Taskmaster Web uses ActiveX controls to perform scanning and to display images in the browser on the client computer. One of the controls was found vulnerable to crafted hacking.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0879
Security vulnerability with Datacap ActiveX installed on client machines.

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)

Affected Products and Versions

Datacap Taskmaster Capture 8.0.1, Datacap Taskmaster Capture 8.1


Download and apply the Fix Pack 2 from Fix Central for IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture v8.1:

An interim GA fix will be available for IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture 8.0.1 in September 2014

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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Andrew Brooks.

*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: Datacap

Software version: 8.0.1, 8.1.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1666888

Modified date: 27 April 2015