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Security Bulletin: IBM Client Application Access Privilege escalation in IBM Notes Smart Update Service

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Notes SUService can be misguided into running malicious code from a DLL masquerading as a Windows DLL in the temp directory. IBM Plans to address this vulnerability by providing a fix.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1711
DESCRIPTION:
IBM iNotes SUService can be misguided into running malicious code from a DLL masquerading as a windows DLL in the temp directory.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134532 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.1 Interim Fix 1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.2 Interim Fix 1

Remediation/Fixes

Product Version Download links (on ICAA tab)
IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.2 IF2 http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FLotus%2FLotus+Notes&fixids=ICAA1.0.1.2_IF2_W32&source=SAR

Customers who remain on the following releases may open a Service Request with IBM Support, reference SPR# PPUEASNC5D and request a fix.

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.1 Interim Fix 1

- IBM Client Application Access 1.0.1.2 Interim Fix 1

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Lasse Trolle Borup of Improsec ApS

Change History

19 November 2017: 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Client Application Access

Software version: 1.0.0.1, 1.0.1.1, 1.0.1.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 2010774

Modified date: 16 February 2018


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