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Samba: Integer overflow


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


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


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


Page updated December 17, 2004

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