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Secunia Research: Lotus Notes EML Reader Buffer Overflows Apr 14 2008 10:14AM
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Secunia Research 08/04/2008

- Lotus Notes EML Reader 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 8.0

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where: Remote

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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 multiple vulnerabilities in Lotus
Notes, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

1) A boundary error in the EML reader (emlsr.dll) when parsing certain
headers ("To:", "Cc:", "Bcc:", "From:", "Date:", "Subject:",
"Priority:", "Importance:", and "X-MSMail-Priority:") in EML files can
be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via an overly long
string.

2) A boundary error in the EML reader (emlsr.dll) when encountering the
beginning of RFC2047 encoded-words in headers can be exploited to cause
a heap-based buffer overflow via an overly long string.

3) A boundary error in the EML reader (emlsr.dll) when parsing the text
string in RFC2047 encoded-words in headers can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow via an overly long string.

4) A boundary error in the EML reader (emlsr.dll) when creating a
filename based on the subject in an EML file can be exploited to cause
a heap-based buffer overflow via an overly long string.

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5) Solution

Apply patch available from the vendor.

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6) Time Table

08/11/2007 - Vendor notified.
08/11/2007 - Vendor response.
08/04/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2007-5399 for the vulnerabilities.

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9) About Secunia

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-92/

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

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