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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1886

Original release date: 06/24/2009
Last revised: 10/14/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in client/client.c in smbclient in Samba 3.2.0 through 3.2.12 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a filename.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/29/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of samba as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2009-1886.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36918
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35606
External Source: XF
Name: samba-smbclient-format-string(51328)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1664
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1823
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35539
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35573
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022441
External Source: BID
Name: 35472
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/security/samba-3.2.12-CVE-2009-1886.patch
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2009-177-01
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:196
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-839-1

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)