ID CVE-2007-4474
Summary Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Access ActiveX control, as provided by inotes6.dll, inotes6w.dll, dwa7.dll, and dwa7w.dll, in Domino 6.x and 7.x allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated by an overflow from a long General_ServerName property value when calling the InstallBrowserHelperDll function in the Upload Module in the dwa7.dwa7.1 control in dwa7w.dll
Vulnerable Configurations
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.1
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.1_1
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.2
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.3
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.4
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.0.5
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5.1
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5.2
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5.3
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5.4
  • IBM Domino Web Access 6.5.5
  • IBM Domino Web Access 7.0
  • IBM Domino Web Access 7.0.1
  • IBM Lotus Domino Web Access 7.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_domino_web_access:
Base: 9.3 (as of 27-12-2007 - 18:46)
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
exploit-db via4
  • description IBM Domino Web Access Upload Module dwa7w.dll BoF Exploit. CVE-2007-4474. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/4820.html
    id EDB-ID:4820
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-12-30
    platform windows
    published 2007-12-30
    reporter Elazar
    title IBM Domino Web Access Upload Module dwa7w.dll BoF Exploit
    type remote
  • description IBM Lotus Domino Web Access Upload Module Buffer Overflow. CVE-2007-4474. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16502
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    title IBM Lotus Domino Web Access Upload Module Buffer Overflow
  • description IBM Domino Web Access Upload Module SEH Overwrite Exploit. CVE-2007-4474. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/5111.html
    id EDB-ID:5111
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2008-02-13
    platform windows
    published 2008-02-13
    reporter Elazar
    title IBM Domino Web Access Upload Module - SEH Overwrite Exploit
    type remote
  • id EDB-ID:4818
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in IBM Lotus Domino Web Access Upload Module. By sending an overly long string to the "General_ServerName()" property located in the dwa7w.dll and the inotes6w.dll control, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
last seen 2019-03-25
modified 2017-10-05
published 2008-02-14
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
title IBM Lotus Domino Web Access Upload Module Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
NASL family Windows
description The remote host contains the Domino Web Access or iNotes6 Class ActiveX control, which is used by IBM Lotus Domino for uploading files and clearing the cache on logout. The version of this control on the remote host reportedly contains multiple stack-based buffer overflows. If a remote attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected host subject to the user's privileges.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 29801
published 2007-12-26
reporter Tenable
title IBM Lotus Domino Web Access ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
bid 26972
cert-vn VU#963889
  • 4818
  • 4820
  • 5111
fulldisc 20071220 IBM Domino Web Access Upload Control dwa7w.dll Memory Corruption
osvdb 40954
sectrack 1019138
secunia 28184
vupen ADV-2007-4296
xf domino-dwa7w-bo(39175)
saint via4
bid 26972
description Lotus Domino Web Access ActiveX control dwa7w.dll buffer overflow
id web_client_dominowebaccessax
osvdb 40954
title lotus_domino_web_access_dwa7w
type client
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:58
Published 27-12-2007 - 17:46
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:29
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