MDKSA-2005:157 - Updated smb4k packages fix vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/07/2005 06:06 AM

The Mandriva Security Team has published a new security update: MDKSA-2005:157 - Updated smb4k packages fix vulnerabilities for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: smb4k
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2005:157
Date: September 6th, 2005

Affected versions: 10.1, 10.2

Problem Description:

A severe security issue has been discovered in Smb4K. By linking a
simple text file FILE to /tmp/smb4k.tmp or /tmp/sudoers, an attacker
could get access to the full contents of the /etc/ or
/etc/sudoers file, respectively, because Smb4K didn't check for the
existance of these files before writing any contents. When using super,
the attack also resulted in /etc/ being a symlink to FILE.

Affected are all versions of the 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6 series of Smb4K.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 10.1:
dd4471a3de6feb035637f15dd75d8d56 10.1/RPMS/smb4k-0.4.0-3.1.101mdk.i586.rpm
d56d014b32bf1ec767fc018f0e40c245 10.1/SRPMS/smb4k-0.4.0-3.1.101mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 10.2:
a1fd04d53c4c32d69f74bf17a255c250 10.2/RPMS/smb4k-0.5.1-1.1.102mdk.i586.rpm
30d1745f5dafea4c2d12c7b6a7c09526 10.2/SRPMS/smb4k-0.5.1-1.1.102mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team

Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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