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Re: Vulnerability in Samba 2.2.10 and older

Just FYI.

In message <20040901.000941.123923894.taca@back-street.net>
	on Wed, 01 Sep 2004 00:09:41 +0900 (JST),
	Takahiro Kambe <taca@back-street.net> wrote:
> > We might even be able to remove that entry if we know for sure that
> > this bug doesn't crash the main Samba server process.
> I don't know in detail and I don't want to read (or understand)
> Samba's codes.  ;-p
This problem is caused by authenticated user only.

Takahiro Kambe <taca@back-street.net>

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Subject: Samba FindNextPrintChangeNotify() Error Lets Remote Authenticated Users Crash smbd
Date: 31 Aug 2004 20:33:28 -0000
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Date:  Mon, 30 Aug 2004 23:42:49 -0400
Subject:  http://samba.org/samba/history/samba-2.2.11.html
The Samba 2.2.11 release addresses the following bug:
  o Crashes in smbd triggered by a Windows XP SP2 client sending
    a FindNextPrintChangeNotify() request without previously
    issuing FindFirstPrintChangeNotify().

Impact:  Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes   Exploit Included:  Yes   Vendor Confirmed:  Yes   
Version(s): prior to 3.0.6, prior to 2.2.11 
Description:  A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote authenticated user can cause smbd to crash. 

The vendor reported that a remote authenticated user can send a FindNextPrintChangeNotify() request without having previously sent a corresponding FindFirstPrintChangeNotify() requeste to cause smbd to crash.

This behavior can be triggered by a Windows XP SP2 client.

The flaw resides in printer_notify_info() in 'rpc_server/srv_spoolss_nt.c'.

Craig Huegen reported this flaw to the vendor. 
Impact:  A remote authenticated user can cause smbd to crash.
Solution:  The vendor has released a fixed version (3.0.6 and 2.2.11), available at: