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SANS – Internet Storm Center – Lotus Notes Vulnerable to WMF 0-Day Exploit

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Handler’s Diary December 30th 2005

Lotus Notes Vulnerable to WMF 0-Day Exploit (NEW)

Published: 2005-12-30,
Last Updated: 2005-12-30 07:55:01 UTC by Scott Fendley (Version:
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John Herron at NIST.org discovered today that Lotus Notes versions 6.x and higher is vulnerable to the WMF 0-day exploit. In the advisory, located on the NIST website here, John reports that Lotus Notes remained vulerable even after running the regsvr32 workaround in the Microsoft security advisory.Update:

Our dedicated reader from Finland, Juha-Matti Laurio, has confirmed that IBM is aware of the vulnerability above. He had a couple of recommended workarounds for those using the Lotus Notes (Domino) system. I expect that IBM will be releasing an advisory directly with this information.

“1. Filter all common picture file extensions at the network perimeter.

The following file extensions are recommended:

BMP, DIB, EMF, GIF, ICO, JFIF, JPE, JPEG, JPG, PNG, RLE, TIF, TIFF and WMF, because Microsoft Windows handles picture files by information of the file header information, not by file extension used.

2. Do not Open… or View… picture files from untrusted sources.

Thanks for that information Juha-Matti.


Scott Fendley
Handler on Duty

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December 30, 2005 - Posted by | Antivirus News, Security News

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