Vulnerability Note VU#355169

Lotus Domino Web Server vulnerable to denial of service via incomplete POST request

Original Release date: 21 Feb 2003 | Last revised: 26 Mar 2003


Lotus Domino Web Server is an application that provides access to Lotus Notes databases via HTTP requests. A vulnerability exists that could permit a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service situation for HTTP requests.


Lotus Domino Web Server contains a vulnerability in the nhttp.exe application that could permit a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service situation when generating incomplete HTTP POST requests. This vulnerability was reportedly discovered using a Windows 2000 (SP3) machine running Domino Release 6.0.

Further information is available in NGSSoftware advisory NISR17022003b and in IBM Technote 1104528 (SPR# KSPR5HTQHS). This vulnerability is addressed in Domino Releases 6.0.1 and 5.0.12.


A remote attacker may cause a denial-of-service situation for HTTP requests.


Upgrade to Domino Release 6.0.1 or 5.0.12.

There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Lotus Software Affected15 Jan 200317 Mar 2003
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Thanks to Mark Litchfield of NGS Software for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • CERT Advisory: CA-2003-11
  • Date Public: 17 Feb 2003
  • Date First Published: 21 Feb 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 26 Mar 2003
  • Severity Metric: 3.71
  • Document Revision: 16


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