IBM Lotus Notes/Domino compact command denial of service

lotus-compact-dos (24213) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by an issue related to the "Enable client based archiving" option. A remote malicious client could exploit this vulnerability by executing the "compact" command to cause the server to crash.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes or Lotus Domino (6.5.5 or later), refer to IBM Support and Downloads - Fix List for Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino Release 6.5.5 Maintenance Release (MR) for more information. See References.


  • IBM Support and Downloads: Fix List for Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino Release 6.5.5 Maintenance Release (MR).
  • IBM Technote Number: 1155450: Compact is Executing Every Tuesday at 12:00 PM and Can Crash or Hang the Server.
  • Notes/Domino Fix List: SPR # RTIN5U2SAJ fixed in 6.5.5 release.
  • BID-16158: IBM Lotus Domino and Notes Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-0120: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Server before 6.5.5 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via multiple vectors, involving (1) a malformed message sent to an Out Of Office agent (SPR LPEE6DMQWJ), (2) the compact command (RTIN5U2SAJ), (3) malformed bitmap images (MYAA6FH5HW), (4) the Delete Attachment action (YPHG6844LD), (5) parsing certificates from a remote Certificate Table (AELE6DZFJW), and (6) creating a SSL key ring with the Domino Administration client (NSUA4FQPTN).
  • SA18328: IBM Lotus Domino/Notes Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.1
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.2
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.3
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.4
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Server 6.5.2
  • IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Server 6.5.4
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.1
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.2
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.3
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.4


Jan 03, 2006

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