Friday, May 27, 2022

Bygone Vulnerabilities - Remote Code Execution in IBM Lotus SameTime Clients (CVE-2013-0553)


It's time to dive into another old vulnerability.  Let's go back to 2013.  Argo lit up the silver screen.  The dulcet sounds of Daft Punk filled the air.  And the kids would tick-tock away the hours online in six-second blocks watching funny Vines.

Old vulnerabilities are interesting history lessons.  They capture information about techniques that worked in the past and still could be applicable to modern software today.  They also provide guidance to modern software developers of some potential risks and pitfalls to avoid when building applications.