Secunia Research: IBM Lotus Notes wkssr.dll String Indexing Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 28/07/2010

    - IBM Lotus Notes wkssr.dll String Indexing Vulnerability -

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

The vulnerability is caused by an error in the SpreadSheet Lotus 123
reader (wkssr.dll) when allocating an array of pointers during the
parsing of a certain record type combined with how strings are later 
indexed. This can be exploited to corrupt memory via a specially 
crafted file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Apply available patch or Fix Pack.

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6) Time Table 

17/03/2010 - Vendor notified.
18/03/2010 - 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-2010-1524 for the vulnerabilities.

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10) Verification 

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