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Samba: Integer overflow

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200412-13 / Samba
Release Date December 17, 2004
Latest Revision December 17, 2004: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-fs/samba <= 3.0.9 >= 3.0.9-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #73943

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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