Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-893-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Ronald Volgers discovered that the mount.cifs utility, when installed
as a setuid program, suffered from a race condition when verifying
user permissions. A local attacker could trick samba into mounting
over arbitrary locations, leading to a root privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44336 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0787