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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Samba nmbd Buffer Overflow in Processing GETDC mailslot Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020348
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020348
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4572   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 23 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted GETDC mailslot requests to trigger a buffer overflow in nmbd and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor discovered this vulnerability on September 13, 2007.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fixed version (HP CIFS Server (Samba) vA.02.03.04) for HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31, available at:

http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot/

The HP advisory is available at:

https://www11.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=emr_na-c01475657

Vendor URL:  samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-4572.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

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Nov 15 2007 Samba nmbd Buffer Overflow in Processing GETDC mailslot Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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