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Security Bulletin: IBM iNotes Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0913)

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IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 contain a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The fixes for these issues were introduced in IBM Domino and IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 2.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0913
DESCRIPTION: IBM iNotes contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability. By sending an email message containing specially crafted markup, a remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this security vulnerability to execute commands as the logged-in user and/or expose user personal data.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score.
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Access Vector: Network Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: None

Affected Products and Versions

IBM iNotes versions 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6.


This issue is being tracked as SPR# BFEY9GXHZE. The fix for this issue was introduced in IBM Domino versions 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 2.

To close the vulnerabilities completely, all fixes must be applied. To inquire about the possibility of obtaining an Interim Fix (hotfix) for earlier releases, open a service request with IBM Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Bart Leppens.

Related information

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Change History

May 7, 2014 - Initial publication
Nov 2, 2016 - Updated Fix Statement

*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 iNotes

Software version:, 9.0.1

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

Reference #: 1671981

Modified date: 03 August 2017