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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13877


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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'.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13877

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-common, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1162

MDKSA: 2001:062