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Re: Vulnerability in Samba 2.2.10 and older

On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 10:21:10PM +0900, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> > That's good news. Can you please update the entry for this vulnerability
> > in "localsrc/security/advisories/pkg-vulnerabilities"?
> I didn't think the problem the security related problem since it would
> crash forked smbd for the client and it wouldn't stop service for
> other (none Windows XP SP2) clients; the problem is Windows XP SP2
> clients only.

Are you sure that the "smbd" was already forked at that point of time?
I've read that it happens during an incomplete authentification.

> If it is worth adding as a pkg-vulnerabilities entry, what is the type
> of exploit?  (The security fix by Samba 2.2.10 is fixed by ja-samba
> package and it is already described in pkg-vulnerabilities.)

Yes, definitely. Even if only a forked "smbd" crashes there must have
been a buffer overflow which can be abused to execute something on
the samba server.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                                  http://scheler.de/~matthias/