Buffer Overflow in Lotus Domino Mail Server

ID VU:666872
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2001-02-07T00:00:00



Lotus Domino R5 SMTP Server Contains a Buffer Overflow


The Lotus Domino R5 SMTP server allows an administrator to restrict the domains from which the server will accept mail. In versions of Domino R5 prior to version 5.0.6 with domain restrictions enabled an intruder may be able to overflow a buffer and execute code or disrupt the ordinary operation of the server. Servers without domain restrictions are not affaected, nor are versions 4.x and earlier.

Additional detail can be found in a Lotus Customer Support Technote.


Intruders can execute code with the privileges of the process running the SMTP server.


Upgrade to Domino version 5.0.6.

Removing domain restrictions will eliminate this vulnerability, but may not be consistent with other security policies at your site.

Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Lotus| | 06 Feb 2001| 07 Feb 2001
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A



This issue was originally discovered and reported by Security Research Team, who published their finding as SAFER Security Bulletin 010123.EXP.1.10 .

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 23 Jan 2001
  • Date First Published: 07 Feb 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Feb 2001
  • Severity Metric: 13.37
  • Document Revision: 6