Check Point Advisories

IBM Lotus Domino BMP Color Palette Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2015-1903)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1040
Date Published: 24 Aug 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2018
Source: IBM 1883245
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-1903
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? IBM Domino prior to 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 7
IBM Domino prior to 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 Interim Fix 3
IBM Notes And Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 (plus Interim Fixes) and prior
IBM Notes And Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 3 (plus Interim Fixes) and prior
Vulnerability Description A stack buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in IBM Lotus Domino. The vulnerability is due to improper bounds checking while parsing a BMP image with an overly large color palette. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a specially crafted BMP file.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the IBM Lotus Domino BMP Color Palette Stack 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:  SMTP Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  IBM Lotus Domino BMP Color Palette Stack Buffer Overflow

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