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Secunia Research: Lotus Notes Folio Flat File Parsing Buffer Overflows
From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln () secunia com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:13:10 +0200

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                     Secunia Research 08/04/2008

       - Lotus Notes Folio Flat File 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 7.0.3 and 8.0

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: From remote
Where:  System access

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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 21 vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes, 
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable 
system.

Boundary errors within the "Folio Flat File" speed reader
(foliosr.dll) when handling attribute values of a number of tags (eg.
DI, FD, FT, JD, JL, LE, OB, OD, OL, PN, PS, PW, RD, QL, or TS) can be
exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows.

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5) Solution 

Apply patch available by contacting the vendor.

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6) Time Table 

28/12/2007 - Autonomy, IBM and other vendors notified.
28/12/2007 - Autonomy respond.
07/01/2008 - IBM respond.
11/03/2008 - Symantec release p189 of SMSSMTP 5.0.1 containing fix.
14/03/2008 - Secunia notifies other vendors of published fix.
08/04/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-6020 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below 
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-107/

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

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