Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : samba (ELSA-2007-1114)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1114 :

Updated samba packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba
authenticates remote users. A remote unauthenticated user could
trigger this flaw to cause the Samba server to crash, or execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the Samba server.

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.

This update also fixes a regression caused by the fix for
CVE-2007-4572, which prevented some clients from being able to
properly access shares.

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected samba packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67620 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26791

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4572