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IBM Lotus Notes URL Handler Command Execution (CVE-2012-2174)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-425
Date Published:
Source: IBM Advisory 54070
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2174
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.x
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.x
Vulnerability Description
A command execution vulnerability has been reported in IBM Lotus Notes.
Vulnerability Details
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.

Protection Overview
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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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