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QSAN Responds to CVE-2021-44142: SAMBA

July  23 , 2022

A vulnerability allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a susceptible version of QSM OS.

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QSAN Responds to CVE-2021-44142: SAMBA


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  • CVE-2021-44142

    • Severity: Important

    • CVSS3 Base Score: 8.8

    • CVSS3 Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

The Samba vfs_fruit module uses extended file attributes (EA, xattr) to provide "...enhanced compatibility with Apple SMB clients and interoperability with a Netatalk 3 AFP fileserver." Samba versions prior to 4.13.17, 4.14.12 and 4.15.5 with vfs_fruit configured allow out-of-bounds heap read and write via specially crafted extended file attributes. A remote attacker with write access to extended file attributes can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of smbd, typically root.