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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Domino KeyView PDF Filters (CVE-2016-0277, CVE-2016-0278, CVE-2016-0279, CVE-2016-0277)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Domino has four vulnerabilities in KeyView PDF filters.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2016-0277
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Domino is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an error in the KeyView PDF filter when parsing a PDF document. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted attachment, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.



CVEID: CVE-2016-0278
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Domino is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an error in the KeyView PDF filter when parsing a PDF document. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted attachment, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

CVEID:  CVE-2016-0279
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Domino is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an error in the KeyView PDF filter when parsing a PDF document. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted attachment, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

CVEID:  CVE-2016-0301
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Domino is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an error in the KeyView PDF filter when parsing a PDF document. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted attachment, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP5 and earlier releases.
IBM Domino 9.0 IF4 and earlier releases.
IBM Domino 8.5.3 FP6 IF12 and earlier releases.
IBM Domino 8.5.2 FP4 IF3 and earlier releases.
IBM Domino 8.5.1 FP5 IF3 and earlier releases.
IBM Domino 8.5 release.



Remediation/Fixes


Product Version Link
IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP6* http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037141
IBM Domino 8.5.3 FP6 IF13* http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663874

*IMPORTANT NOTE: For IBM i, the KeyView fixes were added in 901 FP6 IF2 and 853 FP6 IF14. For all other platforms, the fixes were introduced in 901 FP6 and 853 FP6 IF13.


Customers who remain on the following earlier affected releases may open a Service Request with IBM Support for custom fixes for the KeyView vulnerabilities. (Note: Reference the following SPRs: KLYHA73QUC, KLYHA73R7L, KLYHA73RBN & SSGEA7HBW9.)
  • IBM Domino 9.0.1 through 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 Interim Fix 3
  • IBM Domino 9.0.0x
  • IBM Domino 8.5.3 through 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 10
  • IBM Domino 8.5.2x
  • IBM Domino 8.5.1x
  • IBM Domino 8.5


Workarounds and Mitigations

Instead of reading PDF attachments by 'View'ing them, 'Open' them. This will use Adobe Acrobat instead of the KeyView PDF viewer.

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References

Related information

">IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

These vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos.

Change History

07 June 2016 - Initial publication
12 July 2016 - Added note regarding fix availability for IBM i

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Domino
Security

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, 9.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1983292

Modified date: 12 July 2016


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