TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

(0day) IBM Lotus Domino Calendar Request Attachment Name Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-046: February 7th, 2011


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Lotus Domino

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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 service while transporting malformed e-mails. The vulnerable code copies data from the ATTACH:CID and Content-ID headers within an e-mail into a fixed length stack buffer. By providing a large enough file name, this buffer can overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

IBM states:


Disclosure Timeline

    2008-08-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2011-02-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by: