RHEL 2.1 : samba (RHSA-2004:498)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated samba packages that fix an input validation vulnerability are
now available.

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Karol Wiesek discovered an input validation issue in Samba prior to
3.0.6. An authenticated user could send a carefully crafted request to
the Samba server, which would allow access to files outside of the
configured file share. Note: Such files would have to be readable by
the account used for the connection. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0815
to this issue.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as a previous
erratum updated to Samba 3.0.6 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
an upgrade to Samba-2.2.12, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0815.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-498.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15428 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0815