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Category:   Application (File Transfer/Sharing)  >   Samba Vendors:
Samba 'trans', 'trans2', and 'nttrans' Requests Let Remote Users Obtain Memory Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021287
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4314   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 27 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.29 - 3.2.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Samba. A remote user can obtain arbitrary memory contents.

A remote user can send specially crafted 'trans', 'trans2', and 'nttrans' requests to the target system to obtain arbitrary memory contents.

This vulnerability was detected during an internal code review.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain the contents of portions of system memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.2.5, 3.0.33).

A patch for 3.0.32 is also available at:

A patch for 3.2.4 is available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 9 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) Samba 'trans', 'trans2', and 'nttrans' Requests Let Remote Users Obtain Memory Contents
Sun has issued a fix for OpenSolaris.
Aug 11 2009 (HP Issues Fix for Internet Express) Samba 'trans', 'trans2', and 'nttrans' Requests Let Remote Users Obtain Memory Contents
HP has issued a fix for HP Internet Express on Tru64 UNIX.

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