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IBM Lotus Domino Web Server HTTP Header Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-2240)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-084
Date Published: 17 Jun 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 19 June, 2012
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2240
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description IBM Lotus Domino is a server product that provides enterprise-grade e-mail, collaboration capabilities, and custom application platform. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server application. The vulnerability is due to an error in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server that fails to properly handle the header field in certain HTTP requests. An attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to the target server. Successful exploitation may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block malformed HTTP requests sent to the vulnerable server.

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server HTTP Header Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  IBM Lotus Domino web server HTTP header buffer overflow

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