Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2001:062)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Michal Zalewski has found a vulnerability in all versions of Samba
prior to 2.0.10 where if a client sends an invalid netbios name Samba
could be tricked into appending it's log to files writable by root.
This can be very dangerous if combined with a symlink created by a
local user. Note that the log files must be specified as %m.log in
order for this to work, and Mandrake Linux ships Samba by default
using log.%m, thus it is not vulnerable 'out of the box'.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected samba, samba-client and / or samba-common

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13877 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-062.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1162

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