Samba vulnerability

ID USN-41-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2004-12-18T00:00:00


Greg MacManus discovered an integer overflow in Samba's smbd daemon.
Requesting a very large number of access control descriptors from the
server caused an integer overflow, which resulted in a memory
allocation being too short, thus causing a buffer overflow. By sending
carefully crafted data, an attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code on the server with full root permissions.