IBM Lotus Domino iCalendar Stack Overflow in MAILTO Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024448|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024448
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Sep 27 2010|
Original Entry Date: Sep 14 2010
Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 8.0.x, 8.5.x|
A vulnerability was reported in IBM Lotus Domino iCalendar. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send a calendar request with a specially crafted MAILTO header value to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target 'nrouter.exe' service (System privileges).
The vendor was notified on August 26, 2008.
An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative and MWR InfoSecurity reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fix (8.0.2 FP5, 8.5.1 FP2, 8.5.2).|
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21446515 (Links to External Site)
|Underlying OS: Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS|
Source Message Contents
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:59:13 -0500|
Subject: ZDI-10-177: IBM Lotus Domino iCalendar MAILTO Stack Overflow Vulnerability
ZDI-10-177: IBM Lotus Domino iCalendar MAILTO Stack Overflow Vulnerability
September 14, 2010
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
IBM Lotus Domino
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6319.
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
systems with vulnerable installations of IBM Lotus Domino.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the nrouter.exe service while processing
a malformed e-mail. The process copies the contents of the MAILTO header
within a calendar request into a fixed size stack buffer. By providing
enough data this buffer can overflow leading to arbitrary code execution
under the context of the SYSTEM user.
-- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-08-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-09-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
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