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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Sametime Vendors:   IBM
Lotus Sametime Stack Overflow in Community Services MUX Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020093
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020093
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2499   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 22 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.5.1, 8.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Lotus Sametime. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted URL to the target Community Services multiplexer on TCP port 1533 to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

IBM has assigned SPR# RDES7CALDL to this vulnerability.

The vendor was notified on December 11, 2007.

Manuel Santamarina Suarez reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.0.1, and hotfix ICAE-7DPP83 for Sametime 7.5.1 Cumulative Fix 1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21303920

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21303920 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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