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Security Bulletin: SONAS Fix Available for SONAS CIFS Attribute Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0454)

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SONAS includes a version of Samba that is affected by a vulnerability that sets incorrect attributes to a SONAS CIFS export.


CVE ID: CVE-2013-0454


A flaw in the Samba code for handling attributes of SONAS CIFS shares is resulting in a serious vulnerability reported against the Samba open-source package.
This vulnerability would allow a remote user, originating from an authenticated connection, to execute operations on a SONAS CIFS export which are disallowed by the configured attributes of the respective CIFS share.

This vulnerability issue may cause the following security exposures:

  1. Capability by an authenticated user to write to a SONAS CIFS export which is configured for read-only access,
  2. Data access integrity issues where the CIFS attributes ‘oplock’, ‘locking’, ‘coherency’ and/or ‘leases’ are incorrectly set,
  3. Incorrect setting of other CIFS attributes such as ‘browsable’ and ‘hideundreadable’.

Earlier versions of SONAS included a vulnerable version of Samba and may be susceptible to an attack that takes advantage of this vulnerability.


CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

  • Affected releases: SONAS 1.1 through
  • Releases/systems/configurations NOT affected: SONAS and above.


Vendor Fix(es): The issue was fixed beginning with version SONAS SONAS customers running an earlier SONAS version (e.g. SONAS 1.2, 1.3.0 or SONAS 1.3.1) must upgrade to SONAS or a later version.

Workaround(s): None.

Mitigation(s): None.



  • 04/04/2013: Original copy published.
  • 02/11/2014: Restructured the document.

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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Document information

More support for: Scale Out Network Attached Storage

Version: 1.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: S1004287

Modified date: 2014-02-11