High Nessus Plugin ID 99689


A business collaboration application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of IBM Domino (formerly IBM Lotus Domino) running on the remote host is 8.5.1, 8.5.2, or 8.5.3 prior to 8.5.3 FP6 IF17, or else it is 9.0.0 or 9.0.1 prior to 9.0.1 FP8 IF2. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling the IMAP EXAMINE command. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted mailbox name in an IMAP EXAMINE command, to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

EMPHASISMINE is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


Upgrade to IBM Domino version 8.5.3 FP6 IF17 / 9.0.1 FP8 IF2 or later.

Alternatively, customers using 8.5.1, 8.5.2, and 9.0.0 can open a service request with IBM Support and reference SPR SKAIALJE9N for a custom hotfix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99689

File Name: domino_swg22002280.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/04/26

Modified: 2017/12/13

Dependencies: 27855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:domino, cpe:/a:ibm:lotus_domino

Required KB Items: Domino/Version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1274

BID: 98019

OSVDB: 155618

CERT: 574401