RHEL 4 / 5 : samba (RHSA-2012:0332)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated samba packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
Long Life, and 5.6 Extended Update Support.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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

An input validation flaw was found in the way Samba handled Any
Batched (AndX) requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send
a specially-crafted SMB packet to the Samba server, possibly resulting
in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Samba server
(root). (CVE-2012-0870)

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba team for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Andy Davis of NGS Secure as the original
reporter.

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing
this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0870.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0332.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58111 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52103

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0870