[Full-disclosure] IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite version 3 beta 4 <= Insecure DLL Hijacking Vulnerability (eclipse_1114.dll)
YGN Ethical Hacker Group
lists at yehg.net
Sun Sep 12 21:14:00 BST 2010
IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite application is vulnerable to Insecure
DLL Hijacking Vulnerability. Similar terms that describe this
vulnerability have been come up with Remote Binary Planting, and
Insecure DLL Loading/Injection/Hijacking/Preloading.
2. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite is an ward-winning office productivity
software from IBM that is easy to use and provided at no charge. It
can help you take back control of your IT budget while giving most
users the tools they need to excel at their jobs. Designed to handle
the tasks that most people perform in a professional setting, IBM
Lotus Symphony tools enable users to create, edit and share word
processing documents, spread- sheets and presentations.
3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION
The IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite application passes an
insufficiently qualified path in loading its external library,
"eclipse_1114.dll" when a user opens its associated file with
extensions - odm, odt, otp, stc, stw, sxg, sxw.
4. VERSIONS AFFECTED
version 3 beta 4 and probably lower versions
Tested Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Fresh Windows)
Attackers can trigger a successful exploit against a victim user in a
number of ways such as placing a malicious external
library file made as hidden attribute and a seemingly interesting file
in network shares, usb drives, file sharing networks,
social networks, ..etc
Fixed version from the vendor has not been released yet.
However, it is suggested that the following workarounds be deployed by
users to protect increasing mass exploitation of this
- Disable loading of libraries from WebDAV and remote network shares
- Disable the WebClient service
Please see workaround solution links in References section.
This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN
Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.
10. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE
09-11-2010: notified vendor
09-13-2010: vulnerability disclosed
Original Advisory URL:
Workaround Solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2264107
Unofficial DLL Hijacking List:
Testing for DLL Hijacking:
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