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Default installations of the Lotus Domino web server disclose system information via HTTP headers

Vulnerability Note VU#984555

Original Release Date: 2001-09-20 | Last Revised: 2002-01-10


The default configuration of the Lotus Domino web server discloses system characteristics to anonymous remote users.


The default configuration of the Lotus Domino web server discloses system information in the HTTP headers it returns to a web browser. If these headers are intercepted and viewed by a user browsing an affected Domino server, the headers will reveal the release version, build date, and operating system of the web server.


This vulnerability presents an information leak that allows an attacker to identify system characteristics.


Apply a patch from your vendor

Lotus has released a patch that addresses this vulnerability; for further information, please see the Systems Affected section of this document.

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Updated:  September 20, 2001



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Lotus Domino Release 5.0.2 addresses this issue; for further information, please visit

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This vulnerability was reported to the Bugtraq mailing list on September 19, 2001.

This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 0.23
Date Public: 2000-06-14
Date First Published: 2001-09-20
Date Last Updated: 2002-01-10 23:48 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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