Secunia Research: IBM Lotus Notes wkssr.dll Record Parsing Buffer Overflows

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                     Secunia Research 28/07/2010

    - IBM Lotus Notes wkssr.dll Record 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 8.5

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 

"Easy to use, integrated desktop client that brings you the people, 
business applications, and information you need from across the 
enterprise and the Internet to help you get your work done fast.".

Product Link:
http://ibm.com/software/lotus/products/notes/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes, 
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's 
system.

The vulnerabilities are caused by boundary errors in the SpreadSheet 
Lotus 123 reader (wkssr.dll) when parsing certain records. This can be
exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows via specially crafted 
files.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Apply available patch or Fix Pack.

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6) Time Table 

15/03/2010 - Vendor notified.
15/03/2010 - Vendor response.
16/04/2010 - Status update requested.
18/04/2010 - Vendor provides status update.
24/05/2010 - Status update requested.
14/06/2010 - Vendor asks about coordinated disclosure date.
15/06/2010 - Vendor provided with expected disclosure date.
28/07/2010 - 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-2010-0133 for the vulnerabilities.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-30/

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