Debian Security Advisory

samba -- unsafe temp files

Date Reported:
18 Nov 1998
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:
There have been reports that some Linux distributions are affected by a vulnerability in samba. There are two issues:
  • the wsmbconf program (which is still a prototype application not meant for general release) is unsafe. Debian does not distribute this program.
  • some distributions used a world-writable directory without a t bit. We use /var/tmp which does not suffer from this problem.

There is no need to upgrade your samba package.