Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER IBM Lotus Notes LZH Attachment Viewer buffer overflow

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a malicious file attempts to trigger a buffer overflow when using IBM Lotus Notes LZH Attachment Viewer Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: The vulnerability lies in the failure to correctly validate the LZH header field Ease of Attack: Publicly Available

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

Integer underflow in lzhsr.dll in Autonomy KeyView, as used in IBM Lotus Notes before 8.5.2 FP3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted header in a .lzh attachment that triggers a stack-based buffer overflow, aka SPR PRAD88MJ2W.
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access