RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : samba (RHSA-2007:1114)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated samba packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files,
printers, and other information.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba
authenticates remote users. A remote unauthenticated user could
trigger this flaw to cause the Samba server to crash, or execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the Samba server.
(CVE-2007-6015)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.

This update also fixes a regression caused by the fix for
CVE-2007-4572, which prevented some clients from being able to
properly access shares.

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6015.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1114.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29303 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27163

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4572
CVE-2007-6015