Ubuntu 8.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-702-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Gunter Höckel discovered that Samba with registry shares enabled did
not properly validate share names. An authenticated user could gain
access to the root filesystem by using an older version of smbclient
and specifying an empty string as a share name. This is only an issue
if registry shares are enabled on the server by setting 'registry
shares = yes', 'include = registry', or 'config backend = registry',
which is not the default.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37362 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0022