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Debian DSA 374-1: libpam-smb buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on August 26th, 2003 A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found that affects unpatched versions of pam_smb up to and including 1.1.6. On systems that use pam_smb and are configured to authenticate a remotely accessible service, an attacker can exploit this bug and remotely execute arbitrary code.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 374-1 [email protected] Matt Zimmerman
August 26th, 2003
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Package : libpam-smb
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0686

libpam-smb is a PAM authentication module which makes it possible to
authenticate users against a password database managed by Samba or a
Microsoft Windows server. If a long password is supplied, this can
cause a buffer overflow which could be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process which invokes PAM services.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.6-1.1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) does not contain a libpam-smb

We recommend that you update your libpam-smb package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 593 c6c56d7b6260ae8049815e3a43fb58d9
Size/MD5 checksum: 6807 572c7940030bbab2c373492ab2a4556f
Size/MD5 checksum: 66705 7d18363b7ab932f852f670b4aeed1283

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 32704 5f5a890823818b8f1b245177c308078f

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 24910 5313c2a58969cacf1e9b1f2344bb30fa

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 24894 a8f615d27f2d18a67dfec638cfb9f403

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 38686 ca963283abd88c8af5c9971d3d1c2938

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 28082 8b5fd0d0a2fc57c731f152b02704d7fe

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 24368 df246feb56f538e19e0ecab0aede35a4

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 26752 6b4c2d1c038147db28a79a844535b503

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 26572 5698fae87f00d6d2eecc26b0a0fe2e19

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 26974 4365a22a1d2e85d39c423cce11f5f06a

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 26594 8b60eee47dae392e67ea1ff763916cdf

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 28794 52eb7d68bbd6181a084aa201e3f96f0d

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux)


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