Zero-day vulnerability in IBM Domino

Stack-based buffer overflow

The exploit code was disclosed by the Shadow Brokers leak.

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2017041501 - Remote code execution in IMAP server in IBM Lotus Domino

Vulnerable component: IBM Domino

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-1274

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing mailbox names in the EXAMINE IMAP command. A remote authenticated attacker can send an EXAMINE IMAP command containing an overly long mailbox name, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild and was disclosed by the Shadow Brokers leak.

The list of affected products, according to software vendor:

  • IBM Domino 9.0.1 through 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 1
  • IBM Domino 9.0 through 9.0 Interim Fix 7
  • IBM Domino 8.5.3 through 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 16
  • IBM Domino 8.5.2 through 8.5.2 Fix Pack 4
  • IBM Domino 8.5.1 through 8.5.1 Fix Pack 5