Scientific Linux Security Update : samba3x on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block
(SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows
PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other
information.

A flaw in the Samba suite's Perl-based DCE/RPC IDL (PIDL) compiler,
used to generate code to handle RPC calls, resulted in multiple buffer
overflows in Samba. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send a
specially crafted RPC request that would cause the Samba daemon (smbd)
to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the root user. (CVE-2012-1182)

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?eda6425c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1182