Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
8.0 i586 , 7.2 i586 , 7.1 i586 , CS1.0 i586

Problem description

A vulnerability found by Marcus Meissner exists in Samba where it was not creating temporary files safely which could allow local users to overwrite files that they may not have access to. This happens when a remote user queried a printer queue and samba would create a temporary file in which the queue's data was written. Because Samba created the file insecurely and used a predictable filename, a local attacker could cause Samba to overwrite files that the attacker did not have access to. As well, the smbclient "more" and "mput" commands also created temporary files insecurely. The vulnerability is present in Samba 2.0.7 and lower. 2.0.8 and 2.2.0 correct this behaviour. Update: The Samba 2.0.8 release did not entirely fix the temporary file issues in previous versions. The Samba team released 2.0.9 recently which does fix these problems completely. As well, the 8.0 packages will now not attempt to use /root/tmp as the temporary directory, but /var/tmp.

Updated packages

8.0 i586

 591e72613b411f32f7d84fc1dcc81934  8.0/RPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
1e12a457a568df8c80ee8c53fcca2fe2  8.0/RPMS/samba-client-2.0.9-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
88c3f60519fa5c639b844da0d792ef6c  8.0/RPMS/samba-common-2.0.9-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
92b51b940e26d66992cdfe61dc9d1f46  8.0/SRPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.3mdk.src.rpm

7.2 i586

 10be481564cf6f7142cb5d13dfeb97da  7.2/RPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
5ce47c39b6a3d8ffd5a6927d89952bf0  7.2/RPMS/samba-client-2.0.9-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
280a8e26f761a1ea819f33b0510416de  7.2/RPMS/samba-common-2.0.9-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
33dd76ea5a5c8729f607cab34b959131  7.2/SRPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.1mdk.src.rpm

7.1 i586

 5758d0764be77871603cad4eec2d9543  7.1/RPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
a81506bb03291cf4b1c6b204ccd88b81  7.1/RPMS/samba-client-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
44458f2c0267a6abae962c611c9a0519  7.1/RPMS/samba-common-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
550496a6af630aa60056a6e707a57f24  7.1/SRPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.2mdk.src.rpm

CS1.0 i586

 29f91e9767080d484661c0ac0a12bfb0  1.0.1/RPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
145fa01d3761b784881812fe8e98be4f  1.0.1/RPMS/samba-client-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
c2a085bcebe32d3c49274524a0b56eeb  1.0.1/RPMS/samba-common-2.0.9-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
550496a6af630aa60056a6e707a57f24  1.0.1/SRPMS/samba-2.0.9-1.2mdk.src.rpm