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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:   Samba.org
Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026913
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026913
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1182   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 10 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.x to 3.6.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RPC call to trigger a buffer overflow in the Network Data Representation (NDR) marshalling code and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with root privileges.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.6.4)

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.6.4.html

Vendor URL:  www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.6.4.html (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.
Apr 10 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 5.3, 5.6, 6.0, and 6.1.
Apr 11 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 5.6
Jun 11 2012 (HP Issues Fix for HP Server Automation) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has issued a fix for HP Server Automation.
Jun 25 2012 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Gentoo has issued a fix.
Jul 26 2012 (HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.
Jan 14 2013 (RIM Issues Fix for BlackBerry PlayBook) Samba Buffer Overflow in NDR Marshalling Code Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
RIM has issued a fix for BlackBerry PlayBook.



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