Scientific Linux Security Update : samba and samba3x on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the DCE-RPC client code
in Samba. A specially crafted DCE-RPC packet could cause various Samba
programs to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when parsed. A
malicious or compromised Active Directory Domain Controller could use
this flaw to compromise the winbindd daemon running with root
privileges. (CVE-2013-4408)

A flaw was found in the way Samba performed ACL checks on alternate
file and directory data streams. An attacker able to access a CIFS
share with alternate stream support enabled could access alternate
data streams regardless of the underlying file or directory ACL
permissions. (CVE-2013-4475)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3c38e213

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71341 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4408
CVE-2013-4475