IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1 / 8.5.2 / 8.5.3 < 8.5.3 FP3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 63281


The remote host has software installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host has a version of Lotus Notes 8.5.1, 8.5.2, or 8.5.3.x prior to 8.5.3 Fix Pack 3 installed. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The included version of the IBM Java SDK contains a version of the IBM JRE that contains several errors that allow Java code execution outside the Java sandbox. (CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4821, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-4823)

- Information disclosure is possible because the application does not set the 'HttpOnly' flag in the 'Set-Cookie' HTTP header. This can allow client-side scripts to read or modify HTTP cookie information.

Note that applying the Java patch (Reference #1616652) alone does not correct the 'HttpOnly' information disclosure vulnerability.

Further note that in the case of version 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2, if the Java patch (Reference #1616652) and the interim fix (853FP2IF3) have been applied, this may be a false positive.


Upgrade to Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 3 or later. Alternatively, if version 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2 is in use, install the Java patch (Reference #1616652) and the interim fix 853FP2IF3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63281

File Name: lotus_notes_8_5_3_fp3.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/17/2012

Updated: 7/14/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:lotus_notes

Required KB Items: SMB/Lotus_Notes/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/26/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/11/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4821, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-4823, CVE-2012-4846

BID: 55495, 56944