Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security.
IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security scans email messages and attached files for unwanted, confidential or malicious content, extending email security and compliance for social business platform. It controls the email content that enters and leaves the company's network to ensure a high level of email security and blocks spam and viruses.

A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in IBM Lotus Protector for Mail Security. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.


Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

IBM.Lotus.Protector.XSS
Released Jul 11, 2016

FortiWeb can cover this specific vulnerability with following signatures:

Cross Site Scripting 010000000

Cross Site Scripting (Extended) 020000000


Users should apply the solution provided by IBM.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.