CERT Advisory CA-2003-11 Multiple Vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes and Domino

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Date: 03/26/03

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    CERT Advisory CA-2003-11 Multiple Vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes and Domino

       Original release date: March 26, 2003
       Last revised: --
       Source: CERT/CC

       A complete revision history can be found at the end of this file.

    Systems Affected

         * Lotus Notes and Domino versions prior to 5.0.12 and 6.0 Gold
         * VU#571297 affects 5.0.12, 6.0.1 and prior versions.


       Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported to affect Lotus Notes
       clients and Domino servers. Multiple reporters, the close timing, and
       some ambiguity caused confusion about what releases are vulnerable. We
       are issuing this advisory to help clarify the details of the
       vulnerabilities, the versions affected, and the patches that resolve
       these issues.

    I. Description

       In February 2003, NGS Software released several advisories detailing
       vulnerabilities affecting Lotus Notes and Domino. The following
       vulnerabilities reported by NGS Software affect versions of Lotus
       Domino prior to 5.0.12 and 6.0:

         VU#206361 - Lotus iNotes vulnerable to buffer overflow via
         PresetFields FolderName field
         Lotus Technical Documentation: KSPR5HUQ59
         NGS Software's Advisory: NISR17022003b

         VU#355169 - Lotus Domino Web Server vulnerable to denial of service
         via incomplete POST request
         Lotus Technical Documentation: KSPR5HTQHS
         NGS Software's Advisory: NISR17022003d

         VU#542873 - Lotus iNotes vulnerable to buffer overflow via
         PresetFields s_ViewName field
         Lotus Technical Documentation: KSPR5HUPEK
         NGS Software's Advisory: NISR17022003b

         VU#772817 - Lotus Domino Web Server vulnerable to buffer overflow
         via non-existent "h_SetReturnURL" parameter with an overly long
         "Host Header" field
         Lotus Technical Documentation: KSPR5HTLW6
         NGS Software's Advisory: NISR17022003a

       The following vulnerability reported by NGS Software affects versions
       of Lotus Domino up to and including 5.0.12 and 6.0.1:

         VU#571297 - Lotus Notes and Domino COM Object Control Handler
         contains buffer overflow
         Lotus Technical Documentation: SWG21104543
         NGS Software's Advisory: NISR17022003e

       VU#571297 was originally reported as a vulnerability in an iNotes
       ActiveX control. The vulnerable code is not specific to iNotes or
       ActiveX. The iNotes ActiveX control was an attack vector for the
       vulnerability and is not the affected code base. Because this issue is
       not specific to ActiveX, Lotus Notes clients and Domino Servers
       running on platforms other than Microsoft Windows may be affected.

       In March 2003, Rapid7, Inc. released several advisories. The following
       vulnerabilities, reported by Rapid7, Inc., affect versions of Lotus
       Domino prior to 5.0.12:

         VU#433489 - Lotus Domino Server susceptible to a pre-authentication
         buffer overflow during Notes authentication
         Lotus Technical Documentation: DBAR5CJJJS
         Rapid7, Inc.'s Advisory: R7-0010

         VU#411489 - Lotus Domino Web Retriever contains a buffer overflow
         Lotus Technical Documentation: KSPR5DFJTR
         Rapid7, Inc.'s Advisory: R7-0011

       Rapid7, Inc. also discovered that Lotus Domino pre-release and beta
       versions of 6.0 were also affected by the following vulnerability:

         VU#583184 - Lotus Domino R5 Server Family contains multiple
         vulnerabilities in LDAP handling code
         Lotus Technical Documentation: DWUU4W6NC8
         Rapid7, Inc.'s Advisory: R7-0012

       VU#583184 was a regression of the PROTOS LDAP Test-Suite from
       CA-2001-18 and was originally fixed in 5.0.7a.

    II. Impact

       The impact of these vulnerabilities range from denial of service to
       data corruption and the potential to execute arbitrary code. For
       details about the impact of a specific vulnerability, please see the
       related vulnerability note.

    III. Solution


       Most of these vulnerabilities are resolved in versions 5.0.12 and
       6.0.1 of Lotus Domino.

       Only VU#571297, "Lotus Notes and Domino COM Object Control Handler
       contains buffer overflow," is not resolved in 5.0.12, or 6.0.1.
       Critical Fix 1 for 6.0.1 was released on March 18, 2003, to resolve
       this issue for both the Notes client and Domino server.

     Apply a patch

       Patches are available for some vulnerabilities. Please view the
       individual vulnerability notes for specific patch information.

     Block access from outside the network perimeter

       Lotus Domino servers listen on port 1352/TCP. Notes may also be
       configured to listen on other ports, such as NETBIOS, SPX, or XPC.
       Blocking access to these ports from machines outside your trusted
       network perimeter may help mitigate successful exploitation of these

    Appendix A - References

         1. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/571297
         2. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/206361
         3. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         5. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/355169
         6. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         8. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/542873
         9. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         11. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/772817
         12. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         14. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/571297
         15. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         17. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/433489
         18. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         20. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/411489
         21. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         23. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/583184
         24. http://www.ibm.com/Search?v=11
         26. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/583184
         27. http://www.ee.oulu.fi/research/ouspg/protos/testing/c06/ldapv3/
         28. http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-18.html
         29. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/571297
         30. http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/r5fixlist.nsf/80bff5d07b4be477052569ce0

       Our thanks to NGS Software and Rapid7, Inc. for discovering and
       reporting on these vulnerabilities. We also thank the Lotus Security
       Team for aiding in the resolution and clarification of these issues.

       Feedback on this document can be directed to the author,
       Jason A. Rafail.

       This document is available from:

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