Home page logo
/

fulldisclosure logo Full Disclosure mailing list archives

Secunia Research: Samba "reply_netbios_packet()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln () secunia com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:12:24 +0100

====================================================================== 

                     Secunia Research 15/11/2007

   - Samba "reply_netbios_packet()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability -

====================================================================== 
Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 
1) Affected Software 

* Samba 3.0.26a

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 
2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Local network

====================================================================== 
3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992,
provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients,
including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License."

Product Link:
http://www.samba.org/

====================================================================== 
4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Samba, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the 
"reply_netbios_packet()" function in nmbd/nmbd_packets.c when sending
NetBIOS replies. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer
overflow by sending multiple specially crafted WINS "Name Registration"
requests followed by a WINS "Name Query" request.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but
requires that Samba is configured to run as a WINS server (the "wins
support" option is enabled).

====================================================================== 
5) Solution 

Apply patch or update to version 3.0.27.

====================================================================== 
6) Time Table 

30/10/2007 - Vendor notified.
30/10/2007 - vendor-sec notified.
30/10/2007 - Vendor response.
15/11/2007 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 
7) Credits 

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 
8) References

Samba:
http://us1.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2007-4572.html

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-5398 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 
9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

====================================================================== 
10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-90/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

======================================================================

_______________________________________________
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • Secunia Research: Samba "reply_netbios_packet()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Secunia Research (Nov 15)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]