Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-987-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not correctly validate the
length when parsing SIDs. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted request to the server and cause a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Samba
service (smbd).

The default compiler options for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and newer should
reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49236 ()

Bugtraq ID: 43212

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3069