IBM Lotus Notes < 8.5.3 FP2 URL Handler Unspecified Remote Code Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 61487
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VPR Score: 7.4


The remote host has software installed that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The remote host has a version of Lotus Notes prior to 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2 installed. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by a remote code execution vulnerability that an attacker can exploit by tricking a victim into clicking a specially crafted 'notes://' URL.

Note that this vulnerability can only be exploited when the software is running in 'standard' mode.


Upgrade to Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61487

File Name: lotus_notes_8_5_3_fp2.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/10/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: lotus_notes_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_notes:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/Lotus_Notes/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/15/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/15/2012

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Metasploit (IBM Lotus Notes Client URL Handler Command Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2174

BID: 54070