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

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


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?016c8213

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61275 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0870