Package : samba
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-4572, CVE-2007-5398
The previous security update for samba introduced regressions in
the handling of the depreciated filesystem smbfs. This update fixes
the regression(s) whilst still fixing the security problems.
The original text is reproduced below:
Several local/remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in samba,
a LanManager-like file and printer server for Unix. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research discovered that nmbd did not properly
check the length of netbios packets. When samba is configured as a WINS
server, a remote attacker could send multiple crafted requests resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
Samba developers discovered that nmbd could be made to overrun a buffer
during the processing of GETDC logon server requests. When samba is
configured as a Primary or Backup Domain Controller, a remote attacker
could send malicious logon requests and possibly cause a denial of
For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
For the old stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your samba packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge