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IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W.dll ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-2175)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-390
Date Published:
Source: IBM Advisory 1596862
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2175
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
IBM Lotus iNotes 8.5.3 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in IBM Lotus iNotes.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a boundary error. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect an block attempts to view a specially crafted web page.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W.dll ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: IBM Protection Violation
Attack Information: IBM Lotus iNotes dwa85W.dll ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow