Secunia Research: IBM Lotus Notes Insecure Default FolderPermissions

2006-10-19T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:14752
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-10-19T00:00:00

Description

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Secunia Research 18/10/2006

  • IBM Lotus Notes Insecure Default Folder Permissions -

====================================================================== 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

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

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

====================================================================== 2) Severity

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

====================================================================== 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

====================================================================== 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.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Update to version 7.0.2.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

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

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 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.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

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

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