Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2004:104)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15413


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


Karol Wiesek discovered a bug in the input validation routines used to convert DOS path names to path names on the Samba host's file system.
This bug can be exploited to gain access to files outside of the share's path as defined in the smb.conf configuration file. This vulnerability exists in all samba 2.2.x versions up to and including 2.2.11 and also in samba 3.0.x up to and including 3.0.5.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15413

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_wins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-debug, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-swat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-winbind, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0815

MDKSA: 2004:104