[GLSA-200409-14] Samba: Remote printing vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is missing the GLSA-200409-14 security update.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in
GLSA-200409-14 (Samba: Remote printing vulnerability)

Due to a bug in the printer_notify_info() function, authorized users could
potentially crash the Samba server by sending improperly handled print
change notification requests in an invalid order. Windows XP SP2 clients
can trigger this behavior by sending a FindNextPrintChangeNotify() request
before previously sending a FindFirstPrintChangeNotify() request.


A remote authorized user could potentially crash a Samba server after
issuing these out of sequence requests.


There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.6"
# emerge ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.6"

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14695 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 11055

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0829