RHSA-2005:020 - Security Advisory
samba security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated samba packages that fix an integer overflow vulnerability are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.
Greg MacManus of iDEFENSE Labs discovered an integer overflow bug in Samba
versions prior to 3.0.10. An authenticated remote user could exploit this
bug, which could lead to arbitrary code execution on the Samba server. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2004-1154 to this issue.
Please note that the patch included in RHSA-2004:681 was incomplete and may
not have fixed CAN-2004-1154. These packages contain a complete fix for
CAN-2004-1154 along with some additional checks to mitigate similar issues
in the future.
Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported security patches, and are not vulnerable to these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2