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vulnerability CVE-2018-1437

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.
Severity: 2/4.
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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