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Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: samba

Oct 04, 2004, 02:58 (0 Talkback[s])

Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0051

Package name: samba
Summary: access files outside of defined path
Date: 2004-10-01
Affected versions: Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 Trustix Secure Linux 2.0

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.Samba-2 features an almost working NT Domain Control capability and includes the new SWAT (Samba Web Administration Tool) that allows samba's smb.conf file to be remotely managed using your favourite web browser.

Problem description:
A security vulnerability has been located in Samba 2.2.x <= 2.2.11 and Samba 3.0.x <= 3.0.5. A remote attacker may be able to gain access to files which exist outside of the share's defined path. Such files must still be readable by the account used for the connection.

This has been assigned CAN-2004-0815 by the CVE.

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.

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

The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
<URI:http://www.trustix.org/errata/trustix-1.5/> and
or directly at

MD5sums of the packages:

13f3de56fb37664f831b322993bf3473 1.5/rpms/samba-2.2.12-0.1tr.i586.rpm
c72650049e23b5526d0f440601417fbf 1.5/rpms/samba-client-2.2.12-0.1tr.i586.rpm
2604e07d00e6c04fb6b6c26af65be7ee 1.5/rpms/samba-common-2.2.12-0.1tr.i586.rpm

a976bf5e938cdea166c1d82091b170d9 2.0/rpms/samba-2.2.12-1tr.i586.rpm
d5d3043446147960d1469c31ba378521 2.0/rpms/samba-client-2.2.12-1tr.i586.rpm
fa67fe708998bc039ca25d18affac27b 2.0/rpms/samba-common-2.2.12-1tr.i586.rpm

Trustix Security Team