Samba message service potential buffer overflow
|samba-message-bo (3225)||High Risk|
The smbd server included with Samba is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the messaging service. An attacker could use "%f" or "%M" format specifiers used to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system as root.
Upgrade to the latest version of Samba (2.0.5a or later), available from the Samba Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:35:12 +1000: Samba 2.0.5 security fixes.
- Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-1999-018.0: various security problems in samba.
- Debian Security Advisory 19990804: Samba: Security problems corrected in new upstream version.
- RHSA-1999:022-02: samba.
- Samba Project Web site: The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba 2.0.5a.
- SuSE Security Announcement #09: samba 2.0.5 (and previous versions).
- BID-536: Samba Pre-2.0.5 Vulnerabilities
- CVE-1999-0811: Buffer overflow in Samba smbd program via a malformed message command.
- OSVDB ID: 1025: Samba smdb Malformed Message Handling Remote Overflow
- Samba Samba
Jul 21, 1999
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