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Category:   OS (Other)  >   HPE NonStop Server Vendors:   HPE
(HP Issues Fix for HP NonStop Server) Samba smbd Memory Free Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031918
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031918
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0240   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root 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. HP NonStop Server is affected.

A remote user can send specially crafted data followed by an anonymous netlogon packet to trigger an uninitialized memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with root privileges.

Richard van Eeden of Microsoft Vulnerability Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HP NonStop Server.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04583668

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2015-0240 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 23 2015 Samba smbd Memory Free Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code with Root Privileges



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