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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:498

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:498.

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Karol Wiesek discovered an input validation issue in Samba prior to 3.0.6.
An authenticated user could send a carefully crafted request to the Samba
server, which would allow access to files outside of the configured file
share. Note: Such files would have to be readable by the account used
for the connection. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0815 to this issue.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as a previous erratum
updated to Samba 3.0.6 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain an
upgrade to Samba-2.2.12, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 11281
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0815
Bugtraq: 20040930 Samba Security Announcement -- Potential Arbitrary File Access (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20041005 ERRATA: Potential Arbitrary File Access (CAN-2004-0815) (Google Search)
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:873
Debian Security Information: DSA-600 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2004:035 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: samba-file-access(17556)
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