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Security Bulletin: SONAS Fix Available for Samba Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1182)

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SONAS includes a version of Samba that is affected by a vulnerability that allows remote code execution as the "root" user.



CVE ID: CVE-2012-1182


    A flaw in the Samba code for handling remote procedure calls over a network is resulting in a serious vulnerability reported against the Samba open-source package. Samba is a suite of Windows interoperability programs for Unix-based operating systems used to support file and print sharing services across a network.
    This vulnerability would allow a remote attacker, originating from an anonymous connection, to execute code on a vulnerable system with root privileges.

    Earlier versions of SONAS may be susceptible to an attack that takes advantage of this vulnerability.

    Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS):
    CVSS Base Score: 10
    CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

      · Affected releases: SONAS 1.1 through

      · Releases/systems/configurations NOT affected: SONAS, 1.3.1 and later versions.


    Vendor Fix(es): The issue was fixed beginning with version SONAS and later. SONAS customers running an earlier SONAS version must upgrade to SONAS 1.3.1 or a later version.

    Workaround(s): None.

    Mitigation(s): None.

  • 5/31/12: Original copy published.

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 September 2022