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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated samba3x packages that fix multiple security issues and several
bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
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
It was discovered that the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) did
not protect against being opened in a web page frame. A remote
attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct a clickjacking attack
against SWAT users or users with an active SWAT session.
A flaw was found in the Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) protection
mechanism implemented in SWAT. An attacker with the knowledge of a
victim's password could use this flaw to bypass CSRF protections and
conduct a CSRF attack against the victim SWAT user. (CVE-2013-0214)
An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba handled an
Extended Attribute (EA) list provided by a client. A malicious client
could send a specially crafted EA list that triggered an overflow,
causing the server to loop and reprocess the list using an excessive
amount of memory. (CVE-2013-4124)
Note: This issue did not affect the default configuration of the Samba
Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting
CVE-2013-0213 and CVE-2013-0214. Upstream acknowledges Jann Horn as
the original reporter of CVE-2013-0213 and CVE-2013-0214.
These updated samba3x packages also include numerous bug fixes. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are
directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Technical Notes, linked
to in the References, for information on the most significant of these
All samba3x users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After
installing this update, the smb service will be restarted
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : true