ZDI-12-132 : IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Attachment_Times Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-08-13T00:00:00



ZDI-12-132 : IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Attachment_Times Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-132 August 3, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-2175

  • -- CVSS: 7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

  • -- Affected Vendors: IBM

  • -- Affected Products: IBM Lotues iNotes

  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Lotus iNotes. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the dwa85W.cab ActiveX control. When passing a long string argument to the Attachment_Times parameter during the control instantiation it is possible to overflow a stack buffer causing memory corruption. This can be leveraged by an attacker to execute code under the context of the user running the browser.

  • -- Vendor Response: IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-12-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-08-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Gaurav Baruah of eSecForte Technologies Pvt. Ltd

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