Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201206-22

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

Affected Packages

net-fs/samba on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.5.15
Unaffected versions >= 3.5.15

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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.

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-3.5.15"
 

References

Release Date
June 24, 2012

Latest Revision
June 24, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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