Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[ GLSA 200411-21 ] Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 13 Jun 2003
Posts: 4087
Location: Dresden, Germany

PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200411-21 ] Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200411-21)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 11, 2004
Updated: November 15, 2004
Bug(s): #70429
ID: 200411-21


Samba is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to execution of
arbitrary code (CAN-2004-0882). Another flaw in Samba may allow a remote
attacker to cause a Denial of Service by excessive consumption of CPU
cycles (CAN-2004-0930).


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

Affected Packages

Package: net-fs/samba
Vulnerable: < 3.0.8
Unaffected: >= 3.0.8
Unaffected: < 3.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Samba fails to do proper bounds checking when handling
TRANSACT2_QFILEPATHINFO replies. Additionally an input validation flaw
exists in ms_fnmatch.c when matching filenames that contain wildcards.


An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Samba. A remote attacker may also be able to cause
an abnormal consumption of CPU resources, resulting in slower
performance of the server or even a Denial of Service.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.8"


Samba Security Announcement
E-Matters Advisory 13/2004

Last edited by GLSA on Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:18 am; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum