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Netwosix alert NW-2004-0015 (samba)

From:  Vincenzo Ciaglia <>
Subject:  LNSA-#2004-0015: buffer overflow in samba (Jul, 23 2004)
Date:  Fri, 23 Jul 2004 18:21:17 +0200

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ************************************************************************************ Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0015 <> - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package name: samba Summary: buffer overflow Date: 2004-07-23 Affected versions: Netwosix 1.1 Netwosix 1.1 ************************************************************************************ - -> Package description: - ------------------------ Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License. - -> Problem description: - ------------------------ Buffer overflow in Samba 2.2.x to 2.2.9, and 3.0.0 to 3.0.4, when the "mangling method = hash" option is enabled in smb.conf, has unknown impact and attack vectors. Buffer overflow in the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) in Samba 3.0.2 to 3.0.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an invalid base-64 character during HTTP basic authentication. - -> Action: - ------------------------ We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system. - -> Location: - --------------------- You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from: <> - -> Nepote Update: - --------------------- See this instructions to update the port of this package: # cd $somewhere # wget # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package) - -> References - --------------------- Specific references for this advisory: - -> About Linux Netwosix: - --------------------------------- Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special operations such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our philosophy is to give greater liberty for configuration to the SysAdmin. Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine. Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD systems but more flexible and usable. - -> Questions? - --------------------- Check out our mailing lists: <> The advisory itself is available at <> - -------------------------------------------------- MD5sums of the packages: - - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7c905b0787ddb8600b12c8f6bd00aca0 0015/nepote - - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- - -- Vincenzo Ciaglia Linux Netwosix Team <> Key fingerprint =3D 8378 5FAF D9F9 B49F 480C =A07503 8A59 C223 A4EC DB51 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFBATsAilnCI6Ts21ERAslfAKCFAFY71dSwKmtNBEEcrJTOBKAh8wCfW9sZ vcpLITVlCBJl58z41KO795I= =ocBs -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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