IBM Notes up to 9.0 Multi User Profile Cleanup Service access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM Notes up to 9.0 (Groupware Software). This affects some unknown processing of the component Multi User Profile Cleanup Service. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

ntmulti.exe in the Multi User Profile Cleanup service in IBM Notes 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3 before FP5, and 9.0 before IF2 allows local users to gain privileges via vectors that arrange for code to be executed during the next login session of a different user, aka SPR PJOK959J24.

The weakness was presented 06/12/2013 as swg21633827 as not defined bulletin (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-0536 since 12/16/2012. The exploitability is told to be difficult. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66941 (IBM Notes 8.x < 8.5.3 IF4 HF2 / 9.x < 9.0 IF2 Code Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121356 (IBM Notes Multi User Profile Cleanup Service Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability).

Applying the patch Interim Fix 2 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (82658), Tenable (66941), SecurityFocus (BID 60554†), OSVDB (94278†) and Secunia (SA53789†). See VDB-9244 for similar entry.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

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Nessus ID: 66941
Nessus Name: IBM Notes 8.x < 8.5.3 IF4 HF2 / 9.x < 9.0 IF2 Code Execution
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Advisory: swg21633827
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CVE: CVE-2013-0536 (🔍)
X-Force: 82658
SecurityFocus: 60554 - IBM Notes Local Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 53789 - IBM Notes Multi User Profile Cleanup Service Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 94278
Vulnerability Center: 40115 - IBM Lotus Notes 8.0 - 8.5.3 FP4, 9.0 - 9.0 IF2 Local Bypass Restrictions and Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 06/17/2013 03:38 PM
Updated: 05/17/2021 08:06 AM
Changes: 06/17/2013 03:38 PM (77), 05/03/2017 04:40 PM (2), 05/17/2021 08:06 AM (3)
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Committer: olku
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