CAN-2004-0600: Potential Buffer Overrun in SWAT, Samba 3.0.2 - 3.0.4

Subject:	Potential Buffer Overrun in SWAT
CVE #:		CAN-2004-0600
Versions:	Samba 3.0.2 - 3.0.4


The internal routine used by the Samba Web Administration
Tool (SWAT v3.0.2 and later) to decode the base64 data
during HTTP basic authentication is subject to a buffer
overrun caused by an invalid base64 character.  It is
recommended that all Samba v3.0.2 or later installations
running SWAT either (a) upgrade to v3.0.5, or (b) disable
the swat administration service as a temporary workaround.

This same code is used internally to decode the
sambaMungedDial attribute value when using the ldapsam
passdb backend. While we do not believe that the base64
decoding routines used by the ldapsam passdb backend can
be exploited, sites using an LDAP directory service with
Samba are strongly encouraged to verify that the DIT only
allows write access to sambaSamAccount attributes by a
sufficiently authorized user.


The Samba Team would like to heartily thank Evgeny Demidov
for analyzing and reporting this bug.

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