Samba: Integer overflow — GLSA 200412-13

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

Affected Packages

net-fs/samba on all architectures
Affected versions <= 3.0.9
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.9-r1

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Samba, which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.9-r1"

References

Release Date
December 17, 2004

Latest Revision
December 17, 2004: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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