Debian Security Advisory DSA 2061-1 (samba)

Published: 2010-07-06 00:35:12
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Jun Mao discovered that Samba, an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems, is not properly handling certain offset values when processing chained SMB1 packets. This enables an unauthenticated attacker to write to an arbitrary memory location resulting in the possibility to execute arbitrary code with root privileges or to perform denial of service attacks by crashing the samba daemon. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.5-4lenny12. This problem does not affect the versions in the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution. We recommend that you upgrade your samba Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to samba announced via advisory DSA 2061-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVSS Score

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