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Samba "send_mailslot()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



Secunia Research: Samba "send_mailslot()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia Research: Samba "send_mailslot()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



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                     Secunia Research 10/12/2007

      - Samba "send_mailslot()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Samba 3.0.27a

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical 
Impact: System access
Where:  Local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992,
provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients,
including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License."

Product Link:
http://www.samba.org/ 

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Samba, which can be 
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the
"send_mailslot()" function. This can be exploited to cause a
stack-based buffer overflow with zero bytes via a specially crafted
"SAMLOGON" domain logon packet containing a username string placed at
an odd offset followed by an overly long GETDC string.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but
requires that the "domain logons" option is enabled.

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5) Solution 

A fix should be released later today.

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6) Time Table 

22/11/2007 - Vendor notified.
22/11/2007 - vendor-sec notified.
23/11/2007 - Vendor response.
10/12/2007 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-6015 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/ 

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/ 

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/ 

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/ 

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-99/ 

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

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