GLSA-200805-23 : Samba: Heap-based buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-23
(Samba: Heap-based buffer overflow)

Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported a vulnerability in Samba
within the receive_smb_raw() function in the file lib/util_sock.c when
parsing SMB packets, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow
via an overly large SMB packet.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability by enticing
a user to connect to a malicious server or by sending specially crafted
packets to an nmbd server configured as a local or domain master
browser, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/samba-3.0.28a-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32491 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1105

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