IBM Lotus Notes URL Handler Command Execution (CVE-2012-2174)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-425|
|Source:||IBM Advisory 54070|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.x
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.x
A command execution vulnerability has been reported in IBM Lotus Notes.
The vulnerability is due to improper validation of certain notes. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to click on a specially crafted link. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.
Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70
How Can I Protect My Network?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the IBM Lotus Notes URL Handler Command Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: IBM Protection Violation
Attack Information: IBM Lotus Notes URL Handler Command Execution