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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Samba Heap Overflows in Parsing NDR Data Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018198
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018198
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2446   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 5 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.0 - 3.0.25rc3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Samba does not properly parse NDR data. A remote user can send specially crafted MS-RPC requests to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor was notified on April 25, 2007. An additional (related) bug was reported on May 5, 2007.

Brian Schafer of TippingPoint Security Response discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for CIFS Server (revision A.02.03.02 or later) for HP-UX.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c01067768

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-2446.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 14 2007 Samba Heap Overflows in Parsing NDR Data Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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