IBM Lotus Notes and Domino notes.ini file has insecure permissions

lotus-notes-insecure-permissions (14153) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The notes.ini configuration file for Lotus Notes and Domino server has insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to view or overwrite sensitive information.


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 06 2004 - 01:33:09 CST : Lotus Notes Domino 6.0.2 (linux) faulty default permissions.
  • BID-9366: Lotus Domino Initialization Files Weak Default Permissions Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0029: Lotus Notes Domino 6.0.2 on Linux installs the notes.ini configuration file with world-writable permissions, which allows local users to modify the Notes configuration and gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 3424: IBM Lotus Domino notes.ini Insecure Permissions
  • SA10566: Lotus Notes "notes.ini" Insecure Default Permissions
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008623: Lotus Notes Domino for Linux Default Configuration Permissions Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.0.2
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.0.2


Jan 06, 2004

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