Bug 114995 - CAN-2004-0082 mksmbpasswd vulnerability
CAN-2004-0082 mksmbpasswd vulnerability
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-02-05 05:00 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-18 05:31:35 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-05 05:00:20 EST
The Samba security team have notified us of an issue that affects
3.0.0 and 3.0.1 versions of Samba.  If a users account is created
using the mksmbpasswd script then it is possible for Samba to
overwrite the users password with the contents of an uninitialized
buffer.  This might lead to a password that is easier to guess by an

This issue affects the version of Samba shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 only.

This issue is embargoed until 2004Feb09
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-10 06:35:55 EST
Removing embargo from bug.  RHSA-2004:064 in progress with 3.0.2
packages attached.
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-18 05:31:35 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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