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Secunia Research: IBM Lotus Notes Insecure Default Folder Permissions
From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln () secunia com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:39:12 +0200

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                     Secunia Research 18/10/2006

      - IBM Lotus Notes Insecure Default Folder Permissions -

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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 

IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.4 and 6.5.5.
IBM Lotus Notes 7.0.0 and 7.0.1.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical 
Impact: Privilege Escalation, Manipulation of Data
Where:  Local System

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"IBM Lotus Notes continues to set the standard for innovation in the
messaging and collaboration market Lotus defined over a decade ago.
As an integrated collaborative environment, the Lotus Notes client
and the IBM Lotus Domino server combine enterprise-class messaging
and calendaring & scheduling capabilities with a robust platform for
collaborative applications".

Product Link:
http://www.lotus.com/products/product4.nsf/wdocs/noteshomepage

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in Lotus Notes,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to manipulate
arbitrary files.

The problem is that Lotus Notes sets insecure default permissions
(grants "Everyone" group "Full Control") on the "notes" directory and
all child objects. This can be exploited to remove, manipulate, and
replace any of the application's files.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 7.0.2.

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6) Time Table 

22/07/2005 - Vendor notified.
22/07/2005 - Vendor response.
18/10/2006 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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8) References

IBM:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21246773

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
candidate number CVE-2005-2454 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

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Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
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Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-29/

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

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