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Netwosix Linux Advisory: samba

May 03, 2004, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])

Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0013 <http://www.netwosix.org>;

Package name: samba
Summary: Symlink bug / tmpfile bug.
Date: 2004-05-01
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:

Included with the immensely popular Samba Package, there is a small script called 'smbprint', which is quite widely used to print documents over shares. There are many versions of the script floating about - older versions of the script are more vulnerable than the smbprint script included with the latest release of Samba (3.0.2a). Attacker's can write to arbitrary files, and in theory, elevate privileges.


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.


You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from: <http://download.netwosix.org/0013/nepote>;

Nepote Update:

See this instructions to update the port of this package:

        # cd $somewhere
        # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0013/nepote
        # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)


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.


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The advisory itself is available at

MD5sums of the packages:

016146f6389e862caf8a394bc4a95dfc 0013/nepote

Vincenzo Ciaglia - Linux Netwosix Security Advisories <ciaglia@netwosix.org> - <http://www.netwosix.org>;