VDB-79863 · CVE-2015-8467 · BID 79735

Samba up to 4.3.2 Windows Active Directory Server access control

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A vulnerability was found in Samba up to 4.3.2 (File Transfer Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown function of the component Windows Active Directory Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and availability.

The weakness was presented 12/18/2015 by Andrew Bartlett with The Samba Team as CVE-2015-8467.html as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at samba.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-8467 since 12/04/2015. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87684 (Debian DSA-3433-1 : samba - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168811 (OpenSuSE Security Update for samba (openSUSE-SU-2016:1064-1)).

Upgrading to version 4.1.22, 4.2.7 or 4.3.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (87684), SecurityFocus (BID 79735†), SecurityTracker (ID 1034493†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-55444†).






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 87684
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3433-1 : samba - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 850584
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for samba openSUSE-SU-2016:1064-1 (samba)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Samba 4.1.22/4.2.7/4.3.3
Patch: b000da128b5fb519d2d3f2e7fd20e4a25b7dae7d


12/04/2015 🔍
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Product: samba.org

Advisory: CVE-2015-8467.html
Researcher: Andrew Bartlett
Organization: The Samba Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-8467 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 79735 - Samba Active Directory CVE-2015-8467 Denial of Service Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1034493
Vulnerability Center: 55444 - Samba Remote Restrictions Bypass due to Improper Check for Administrative Privileges when Creating Machine Accounts, Medium


Created: 12/18/2015 03:14 PM
Updated: 07/01/2022 12:51 PM
Changes: 12/18/2015 03:14 PM (67), 06/20/2018 08:29 AM (27), 07/01/2022 12:51 PM (6)
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