IBM Lotus Notes contains a buffer overflow when handling a ZIP file with a large file name. This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
IBM Lotus Notes is an integrated client application that provides functionality including email, calendar, instant messaging, and collaboration. Notes has the ability to extract ZIP archive files. The method for extracting ZIP files contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. The vulnerable code is executed when a user clicks the View option after selecting a ZIP file.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted ZIP file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
IBM has released Notes 6.5.5 and Notes 7.0.1 to address this vulnerability.
This vulnerability was disclosed by IBM, who in turn credit Secunia with reporting the vulnerability.
|Date First Published:||2006-02-15|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-02-15 20:10 UTC|