Samba up to 3.5.18 Web Administration Tool input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Samba up to 3.5.18 (File Transfer Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Web Administration Tool. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) in Samba 3.x before 3.5.21, 3.6.x before 3.6.12, and 4.x before 4.0.2 allows remote attackers to conduct clickjacking attacks via a (1) FRAME or (2) IFRAME element.

The weakness was presented 02/02/2013 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-0213 since 12/06/2012. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73074 (Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL5.x i386/x86_64), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 185124 (HPE HP-UX CIFS-Server Multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX03574)).

Upgrading to version 3.5.19 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (81694) and Tenable (73074). See 7563, 11176, 12681 and 13388 for similar entries.





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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 73074
Nessus Name: Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL5.x i386/x86_64
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OpenVAS ID: 892617
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2617-1 (samba - several issues
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Upgrade: Samba 3.5.19


12/06/2012 🔍
01/30/2013 +55 days 🔍
02/02/2013 +3 days 🔍
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02/11/2013 +9 days 🔍
03/18/2014 +400 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +371 days 🔍
12/22/2021 +2465 days 🔍



Advisory: USN-2922-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-0213 (🔍)

X-Force: 81694
Vulnerability Center: 38356 - Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) 3.x Remote Clickjacking Vulnerability via FRAME/IFRAME Element, Medium
SecurityFocus: 57631

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/22/2021 03:09 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (71), 04/24/2017 01:43 PM (3), 12/22/2021 02:53 AM (3), 12/22/2021 03:00 AM (1), 12/22/2021 03:09 AM (1)
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