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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:
Samba smbclient Format String Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022441
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1886   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 24 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2.0 - 3.2.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system in certain cases.

In cases where a script passes data supplied by a remote user as a command parameter to smbclient, a remote user may be able to supply a specially crafted value containing format string characters to cause smbclient to execute arbitrary code.

Reinhard Nissl reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.2.13).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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