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Gentoo 200304-02: samba buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on April 14th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in Samba that can lead to buffer overflow and allow remote attackers to gain root privileges.


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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200304-02
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PACKAGE : samba
SUMMARY : Buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-04-09 08:44 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <2.2.8a
FIXED VERSION : >=2.2.8a
CVE : CAN-2003-0201

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- From advisory:

"An anonymous user can gain remote root access due to a buffer overflow caused
by a StrnCpy() into a char array (fname) using a non-constant length
(namelen)."

Read the full advisory at:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104972664226781&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-fs/samba upgrade to samba-2.2.8a as follows:

emerge sync
emerge samba
emerge clean

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[email protected] - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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