openSUSE Security Update : samba (openSUSE-SU-2012:0508-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Samba upgrade to version 3.6.3 fixes the following security issue :

- PIDL based autogenerated code allows overwriting beyond
of allocated array. Remove attackers could exploit that
to execute arbitrary code as root (CVE-2012-1182,
bso#8815, bnc#752797)

Please see /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/WHATSNEW.txt from the
samba-doc package or the package change log (rpm -q --changelog samba)
for more details of the version update.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-04/msg00036.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=752797

Solution :

Update the affected samba packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74601 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1182

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