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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Samba Local Security Authority Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027305
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027305
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2111   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 26 2012
Impact:   Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.x - 3.6.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote authenticated user can modify user privileges on the target system.

Security checks are not properly applied to the CreateAccount, OpenAccount, AddAccountRights, and RemoveAccountRights RPC calls. A remote authenticated user can connect to the Local Security Authority (LSA) and modify the privileges database.

A remote authenticated user can grant themselves the "take ownership" privilege and then change the ownership of a file or directories on the target system.

Ivano Cristofolini reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can modify Samba user privileges on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03365218

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2012-2111 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.11, 11.23, and 11.31

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Apr 30 2012 Samba Local Security Authority Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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