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IBM Notes: executing DLL code via System Diagnostics
Synthesis of the vulnerability
An attacker can create a malicious System Diagnostics DLL, and then put it in the current directory of IBM Notes, in order to execute code.
Impacted products: Notes.
Consequences: user access/rights.
Provenance: intranet server.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 09/03/2018.
Identifiers: 2014201, CVE-2018-1437, VIGILANCE-VUL-25510.
Description of the vulnerability
The IBM Notes product uses external shared libraries (DLL).
However, if the working directory contains a malicious System Diagnostics DLL, it is automatically loaded.
An attacker can therefore create a malicious System Diagnostics DLL, and then put it in the current directory of IBM Notes, in order to execute code.
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