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506996: CVE-2009-1888 Samba improper file access

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The acl_group_override function in smbd/posix_acls.c in smbd in Samba 3.0.x before 3.0.35, 3.1.x and 3.2.x before 3.2.13, and 3.3.x before 3.3.6, when dos filemode is enabled, allows remote attackers to modify access control lists for files via vectors related to read access to uninitialized memory.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1888 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via RHSA-2009:1529:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.4
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (samba3x) RHSA-2009:1585 2009-11-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (samba) RHSA-2009:1529 2009-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (samba) RHSA-2009:1529 2009-10-27
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