Check Point Advisories

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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-425
Date Published: 14 Oct 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-2174
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

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 DetailsThe 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.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  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.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: IBM Protection Violation
Attack Information: IBM Lotus Notes URL Handler Command Execution

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