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Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-22 / Samba
Release Date June 24, 2012
Latest Revision June 24, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-fs/samba < 3.5.15 >= 3.5.15 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #290633, #310105, #323785, #332063, #337295, #356917, #382263, #386375, #405551, #411487, #414319


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Samba, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

2.  Impact Information


Samba is a suite of SMB and CIFS client/server programs.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samba. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition, take ownership of shared files, or bypass file permissions. Furthermore, a local attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition or obtain sensitive information in a Samba credentials file.

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-3.5.15"

4.  References


Page updated June 24, 2012

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