Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

NOTE: This errata went out 2010-09-15, but this email was not sent.

A missing array boundary checking flaw was found in the way Samba
parsed the binary representation of Windows security identifiers
(SIDs). A malicious client could send a specially crafted SMB request
to the Samba server, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the
privileges of the Samba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-3069)

For Scientific Linux 4, this update also fixes the following bug :

- Previously, the restorecon utility was required during
the installationof the samba-common package. As a
result, attempting to update sambawithout this utility
installed may have failed with the following error :

/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.[xxxxx]: line 7: restorecon: command not found

With this update, the utility is only used when it is already present
on the system, and the package is now always updated as expected.

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60857 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3069