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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
Samba Heap Overflow in nmbd NetBIOS Name Services Daemon Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030663
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030663
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3560   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 2 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0.0 to 4.1.10
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 packets to trigger a heap overflow in the target nmbd NetBIOS name services daemon and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with root privileges.

Volker Lendecke of SerNet reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.0.21, 4.1.11).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2014-3560

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2014-3560 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 5 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Samba Heap Overflow in nmbd NetBIOS Name Services Daemon Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Aug 5 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Samba Heap Overflow in nmbd NetBIOS Name Services Daemon Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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