ID CVE-2012-2175
Summary Buffer overflow in the Attachment_Times method in a certain ActiveX control in dwa85W.dll in IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.x before 8.5.3 FP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long argument.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.0.0
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.0.1
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.0
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.1
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.2
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.3
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.4
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.1.5
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.2.0
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.2.1
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.2.2
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.2.2
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.2.3
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.2.3
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.3.0
  • IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:lotus_inotes:8.5.3.1
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 20-06-2012 - 15:04)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • 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.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Buffer Overflow. CVE-2012-2175. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:23736
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2012-12-31
published 2012-12-31
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/23736/
title IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability on the UploadControl ActiveX. The vulnerability exists in the handling of the "Attachment_Times" property, due to the insecure usage of the _swscanf. The affected ActiveX is provided by the dwa85W.dll installed with the IBM Lotus iNotes ActiveX installer. This module has been tested successfully on IE6-IE9 on Windows XP, Vista and 7, using the dwa85W.dll 85.3.3.0 as installed with Lotus Domino 8.5.3. In order to bypass ASLR the no aslr compatible module dwabho.dll is used. This one is installed with the iNotes ActiveX.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/INOTES_DWA85W_BOF
last seen 2019-03-13
modified 2017-10-05
published 2012-12-28
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/inotes_dwa85w_bof.rb
title IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
NASL family Windows
NASL id LOTUS_NOTES_UPLOAD_ACTIVEX_BOF.NASL
description The Lotus iNotes Upload Module ActiveX Control is installed on the remote Windows host. The installed version of the control is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Attachment_Times() method. By tricking a victim into visiting a specially crafted page, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the host.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 59685
published 2012-06-19
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59685
title IBM Lotus iNotes Upload Module ActiveX Control Attachment_Times() Method Buffer Overflow
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/119166/inotes_dwa85w_bof.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:119166
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2012-12-31
reporter Gaurav Baruah
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/119166/IBM-Lotus-iNotes-dwa85W-ActiveX-Buffer-Overflow.html
title IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W ActiveX Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
confirm http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21596862
xf lotusinotes-dwa85w-bo(75321)
saint via4
bid 53879
description Lotus Notes iNotes Attachment_Times ActiveX Overflow
osvdb 82755
title lotus_notes_inotes_attachment_times_activex
type client
Last major update 20-06-2012 - 00:00
Published 20-06-2012 - 06:27
Last modified 28-08-2017 - 21:31
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