Links smbclient command execution

links-smbclient-command-execution (30299) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Links could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system caused by improper validation in the smb:// URLs. If the smbclient is installed and the attacker could convince a victim to click an smb:// URL, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or overwrite arbitrary files on the smb share.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.2
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Red Hat Linux (Elinks):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0742-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (elinks):
Refer to DSA-1228-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (links):
Refer to DSA-1226-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (links2):
Refer to DSA-1240-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For OpenPKG (Links):
Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2006.043 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200701-27 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Elinks ELinks 0.11.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2-STABLE
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG Enterprise E1.0-SOLID
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • Twibright Links 1.00 pre12

Reported:

Nov 15, 2006

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page

* According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall IBM be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

About IBM Security Systems

IBM Security Systems include an extensive portfolio of hardware, software solutions, professional and managed services offerings covering the spectrum of IT and business security risks: people and identity, data and information, application and process, network, server and endpoint and physical infrastructure, empowering clients to innovate and operate their businesses on the most secure infrastructure platforms. Through world-class solutions that address risk across the enterprise, IBM helps organizations build a strong security posture that helps reduce costs, improve service, and manage risk. IBM X-Force(R) Research and Development is one of the most renowned commercial security research and development groups in the world. For more information on how to address today's biggest risks, please visit us at ibm.com/security.