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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM iNotes and Domino Vendors:   IBM
IBM Lotus Notes PNG File Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028538
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Lotus Notes. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can send an email message containing a specially crafted PNG file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

IBM has assigned SPR NPEI96K82Q to this vulnerability.

This vulnerability can also be triggered by viewing the email in the preview window.

Lagarto of the Binamuse VRT reported this vulnerability via the iSIGHT Partners GVP Program.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Interim Fix 1 for Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 4, Interim Fix 1 for Notes 9.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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