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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
(HP Issues Fix for Tru64) Samba Heap Overflows in Parsing NDR Data Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018276
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018276
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2446   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 21 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 patch, available at:

http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=IX66-SAMBA-20070530

HP Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX - Samba 3.0.25
Prerequisite: HP Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX v 6.6
Name: IX66-SAMBA-20070528.tar.gz

The fix will be included in the upcoming version 6.7.

The HP advisory is available at:

https://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c01078980

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-2446.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Tru64)

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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