This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61298 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1182
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