GLSA 200412-13: Samba: Integer overflow
Posted on: 12/18/2004 09:04 AM

A Samba security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Samba: Integer overflow
Date: December 17, 2004
Bugs: #73943
ID: 200412-13

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Synopsis
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Samba contains a bug that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Samba is a freely available SMB/CIFS implementation which allows seamless interoperability of file and print services to other SMB/CIFS clients.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-fs/samba <= 3.0.9 >= 3.0.9-r1

Description
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Samba contains a bug when unmarshalling specific MS-RPC requests from clients.

Impact
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A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Samba, which could be the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.9-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN 2004-1154
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1154
[ 2 ] Samba Announcement
http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CAN-2004-1154.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200412-13.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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