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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that certain Samba configurations did not enforce the
password lockout mechanism. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
perform password guessing attacks on Samba user accounts. Note: this
flaw only affected Samba when deployed as a Primary Domain Controller.

A flaw was found in the way the pam_winbind module handled
configurations that specified a non-existent group as required. An
authenticated user could possibly use this flaw to gain access to a
service using pam_winbind in its PAM configuration when group
restriction was intended for access to the service. (CVE-2012-6150)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73201 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6150