ZDI-10-156: IBM Lotus Notes Autonomy KeyView Word Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-08-25T00:00:00


ZDI-10-156: IBM Lotus Notes Autonomy KeyView Word Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-156 August 23, 2010

-- CVSS: 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors: IBM Autonomy

-- Affected Products: IBM Lotus Notes Autonomy KeyView

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Lotus Notes Email Client. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open a malicious email attachment.

The specific flaw exists within the Lotus Notes file viewer utilizing the KeyView SDK to render a malformed Word document. The application will copy an arbitrarily sized ASCII string representing the font name into a constant sized buffer located on the stack. If large enough this will lead to a buffer overflow and can lead to code execution under the context of the application.

-- Vendor Response: IBM states: Autonomy corrected the above issues in the patch releases of versions 10.10, 10.8, 10.4, 9.2, 7.4 of IDOL Keyview on February 28, 2010.

IBM states: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21440812

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-01-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-08-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous

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