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Samba Root File System Access Security Bypass (CVE-2009-0022)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1522
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Samba Team CVE-2009-0022
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2009-0022
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Samba Team Samba 3.2.0 to 3.2.6
Vulnerability Description
A security bypass vulnerability exists in Samba. The vulnerability is due to a design weakness when registry based share definition is enabled. A remote attacker may leverage this vulnerability to gain read-only access to the local file system in the security context of the Samba service.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Samba Root File System Access Security Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Samba Root File System Access Security Bypass