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Improper Privilege Management

CVE-2007-2444

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

Logic error in the SID/Name translation functionality in smbd in Samba 3.0.23d through 3.0.25pre2 allows local users to gain temporary privileges and execute SMB/CIFS protocol operations via unspecified vectors that cause the daemon to transition to the root user.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published