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Secunia Research: Lotus Notes kvdocve.dll Path Processing Buffer Overflow
From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln () secunia com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:11:48 +0200

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                     Secunia Research 08/04/2008

      - Lotus Notes kvdocve.dll Path Processing Buffer Overflow -

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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 7.0.2 and 7.0.3

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 

"Security-rich software that enables businesses to communicate,
collaborate and increase productivity."

Product Link:
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/ 

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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 compromise a user's
system.

A boundary error within kvdocve.dll when processing overly long paths
can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via e.g. an overly long
link inside the "src" attribute of an <IMG> tag in an HTML
document.

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5) Solution 

Apply patch available from the vendor.

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6) Time Table 

07/01/2008 - Vendor notified.
07/01/2008 - Vendor response.
08/04/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-1101 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/2008-12/

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

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