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IBM Notes Traveler for Android transmits user credentials over HTTP

Vulnerability Note VU#432608

Original Release Date: 2014-11-07 | Last Revised: 2014-11-13

Overview

The IBM Notes Traveler application for Android does not enforce the use of HTTPS for transmitting user credentials, which can allow an attacker to obtain this information.

Description

IBM Notes Traveler (formerly known as Lotus Notes Traveler) is an application that allows access to email, calendar, and contacts from mobile devices and tablets.

CWE-319: Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information
IBM Notes Traveler prior to version 9.0.1.3 uses HTTP by default for transmitting login credentials.

Impact

An attacker with access to network traffic can obtain user credentials for IBM Notes.

Solution

Apply an update

This issue is addressed in version 9.0.1.3 of Notes Traveler for Android. This version will use HTTPS by default and will warn the user when HTTP is configured.

Vendor Information

432608
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

IBM Corporation

Notified:  September 18, 2014 Updated:  November 07, 2014

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21688840


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 5.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:--/A:N
Temporal 3.9 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 2.9 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-6130
Date Public: 2014-10-31
Date First Published: 2014-11-07
Date Last Updated: 2014-11-13 14:51 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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