Samba 3.4 before 3.4.2, 3.3 before 3.3.8, 3.2 before 3.2.15, and 3.0.12 through 3.0.36, as used in the SMB subsystem in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 when Windows File Sharing is enabled, Fedora 11, and other operating systems, does not properly handle errors in resolving pathnames, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended sharing restrictions, and read, create, or modify files, in certain circumstances involving user accounts that lack home directories.
Publish Date : 2009-09-14 Last Update Date : 2012-10-22
(There is considerable informational disclosure.)
(Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
(There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
(The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
(The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
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