[SECURITY] CVE-2007-5398 - Remote Code Execution in Samba's nmbd
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Thu Nov 15 13:21:11 GMT 2007
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== Subject: Remote code execution in Samba's WINS
== server daemon (nmbd) when processing name
== registration followed name query requests.
== CVE ID#: CVE-2007-5398
== Versions: Samba 3.0.0 - 3.0.26a (inclusive)
== Summary: When nmbd has been configured as a WINS
== server, a client can send a series of name
== registration request followed by a specific
== name query request packet and execute
== arbitrary code.
Secunia Research reported a vulnerability that allows for
the execution of arbitrary code in nmbd. This defect may
only be exploited when the "wins support" parameter has
been enabled in smb.conf.
A patch addressing this defect has been posted to
Additionally, Samba 3.0.27 has been issued as a security
release to correct the defect.
Samba administrators may avoid this security issue by
disabling the "wins support" feature in the hosts smb.conf
This vulnerability was reported to Samba developers by
Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.
The time line is as follows:
* Oct 30, 2007: Initial report to security at samba.org.
* Oct 30, 2007: First response from Samba developers confirming
the bug along with a proposed patch.
* Nov 15, 2007: Public security advisory to be made available.
== Our Code, Our Bugs, Our Responsibility.
== The Samba Team
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