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Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: samba

Nov 25, 2002, 20:26 (0 Talkback[s])

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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2002-0080

Package name:      samba
Summary:           Remote hole
Date:              2002-11-21
Affected versions: TSL 1.5

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Package description:
  Samba provides an SMB server which can be used to provide network
  services to SMB (sometimes called "Lan Manager") clients, including
  various versions of MS Windows, OS/2, and other Linux machines. Samba
  uses NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) protocols and does NOT need NetBEUI
  (Microsoft Raw NetBIOS frame) protocol.

Problem description:
  From the Samba 2.2.7 release notes:

  There was a bug in the length checking for encrypted password change
  requests from clients. A client could potentially send an encrypted
  password, which, when decrypted with the old hashed password could be
  used as a buffer overrun attack on the stack of smbd. The attach would
  have to be crafted such that converting a DOS codepage string to little
  endian UCS2 unicode would translate into an executable block of code.

  All versions of Samba between 2.2.2 to 2.2.6 inclusive are vulnerable
  to this problem. This version of Samba 2.2.7 contains a fix for this

  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.

  All TSL updates are available from

About Trustix Secure Linux:
  Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers. With
  focus on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept safe
  and up to date from day one using swup, the automated software updater.

Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

  Get SWUP from:

Public testing:
  These packages have been available for public testing for some time.
  If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in the
  testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the
  tsl-discuss mailinglist.
  The testing tree is located at

  Check out our mailing lists:

  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key is available from:

  The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
  or directly at

MD5sums of the packages:
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96e5c4eedf3d3e638954f3649acd4759  ./1.5/RPMS/samba-2.2.7-2tr.i586.rpm
1004f7c7d856db6933dd42cb3e1fdbcd  ./1.5/RPMS/samba-client-2.2.7-2tr.i586.rpm
3bfce6f3114c2531e697749a7cb20b60  ./1.5/RPMS/samba-common-2.2.7-2tr.i586.rpm
8b072b4cd0e60ebd0b1e1ed60e2a178c  ./1.5/SRPMS/samba-2.2.7-2tr.src.rpm
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Trustix Security Team