OpenPKG Information for VU#298233
Samba contains buffer overflow in SMB/CIFS packet fragment reassembly code
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- Date Updated: 19 Mar 2003
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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
Vulnerability: remote root exploit / chown race condition
OpenPKG Specific: no
Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= samba-2.2.7a-20030207 >= samba-2.2.8-20030316
OpenPKG 1.2 <= samba-2.2.7a-1.2.0 >= samba-2.2.7a-1.2.1
OpenPKG 1.1 <= samba-2.2.5-1.1.1 >= samba-2.2.5-1.1.2
Dependent Packages: none
Sebastian Krahmer, SuSE Security Team,  has alerted the Samba Team
to two serious vulnerabilities in all versions of Samba  up to and
including version 2.2.7a. We have backported the security relevant
pieces of the 2.2.8 vendor changes into releases used by OpenPKG.
If exploited correctly, it could lead to an anonymous user gaining
root access on a Samba serving system. All versions of Samba up to
and including Samba 2.2.7a are vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2003-0085  to the
In addition he pointed out a chown(2) race condition which could
allow overwriting of critical system files if exploited. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id
CAN-2003-0086  to the problem.
Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -q
samba". If you have the "samba" package installed and its version is
affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it
(see Solution). 
Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
, fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service  or a mirror
location, verify its integrity , build a corresponding binary
RPM from it  and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the
binary RPM . For the current release OpenPKG 1.2, perform the
following operations to permanently fix the security problem (for
other releases adjust accordingly).
$ ftp ftp.openpkg.org
ftp> cd release/1.2/UPD
ftp> get samba-2.2.7a-1.2.1.src.rpm
$ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig samba-2.2.7a-1.2.1.src.rpm
$ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild samba-2.2.7a-1.2.1.src.rpm
$ su -
# <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/samba-2.2.7a-1.2.1.*.rpm
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