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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM iNotes and Domino Vendors:   IBM
IBM Lotus Notes Stack Overflows in Folio Flat File Viewer Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019841
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019841
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-6020   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Lotus Notes in the Folio Flat File viewer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Folio Flat File (.fff) file that, when viewed by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in 'foliosr.dll' in the processing of certain tags, including the DI, FD, FT, JD, JL, LE, OB, OD, OL, PN, PS, PW, RD, QL, and TS tags.

The vendor was notified on December 28, 2007.

The vendor has assigned SPR# PRAD7AM3LG to this vulnerability.

Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when viewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch, available via IBM Support.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21298453

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21298453 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Secunia Research: Lotus Notes Folio Flat File Parsing Buffer

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                     Secunia Research 08/04/2008

       - Lotus Notes Folio Flat File Parsing Buffer Overflows -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Lotus Notes 7.0.3 and 8.0

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: From remote
Where:  System access

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Security-rich software that enables businesses to communicate,
collaborate and increase productivity."

Product Link:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered 21 vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes, 
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable 
system.

Boundary errors within the "Folio Flat File" speed reader
(foliosr.dll) when handling attribute values of a number of tags (eg.
DI, FD, FT, JD, JL, LE, OB, OD, OL, PN, PS, PW, RD, QL, or TS) can be
exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows.

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5) Solution 

Apply patch available by contacting the vendor.

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6) Time Table 

28/12/2007 - Autonomy, IBM and other vendors notified.
28/12/2007 - Autonomy respond.
07/01/2008 - IBM respond.
11/03/2008 - Symantec release p189 of SMSSMTP 5.0.1 containing fix.
14/03/2008 - Secunia notifies other vendors of published fix.
08/04/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-6020 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below 
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-107/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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