CVE-2023-3961

NameCVE-2023-3961
DescriptionA path traversal vulnerability was identified in Samba when processing client pipe names connecting to Unix domain sockets within a private directory. Samba typically uses this mechanism to connect SMB clients to remote procedure call (RPC) services like SAMR LSA or SPOOLSS, which Samba initiates on demand. However, due to inadequate sanitization of incoming client pipe names, allowing a client to send a pipe name containing Unix directory traversal characters (../). This could result in SMB clients connecting as root to Unix domain sockets outside the private directory. If an attacker or client managed to send a pipe name resolving to an external service using an existing Unix domain socket, it could potentially lead to unauthorized access to the service and consequential adverse events, including compromise or service crashes.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-5525-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
samba (PTS)buster2:4.9.5+dfsg-5+deb10u3fixed
buster (security)2:4.9.5+dfsg-5+deb10u5fixed
bullseye2:4.13.13+dfsg-1~deb11u5fixed
bullseye (security)2:4.13.13+dfsg-1~deb11u6fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)2:4.17.12+dfsg-0+deb12u1fixed
trixie2:4.20.1+dfsg-1fixed
sid2:4.20.1+dfsg-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sambasourcebuster(not affected)
sambasourcebullseye(not affected)
sambasourcebookworm2:4.17.12+dfsg-0+deb12u1DSA-5525-1
sambasource(unstable)2:4.19.1+dfsg-1

Notes

[bullseye] - samba <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - samba <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2023-3961.html
In scope for continued Samba support

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