Debian DSA-4135-1 : samba - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108304


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samba, a SMB/CIFS
file, print, and login server for Unix. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following issues :

- CVE-2018-1050
It was discovered that Samba is prone to a denial of
service attack when the RPC spoolss service is
configured to be run as an external daemon.

- CVE-2018-1057
Bjoern Baumbach from Sernet discovered that on Samba 4
AD DC the LDAP server incorrectly validates permissions
to modify passwords over LDAP allowing authenticated
users to change any other users passwords, including
administrative users.


Upgrade the samba packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), CVE-2018-1050 will be
addressed in a later update. Unfortunately the changes required to fix
CVE-2018-1057 for Debian oldstable are too invasive to be backported.
Users using Samba as an AD-compatible domain controller are encouraged
to apply the workaround described in the Samba wiki and upgrade to
Debian stretch.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed
in version 2:4.5.12+dfsg-2+deb9u2.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108304

File Name: debian_DSA-4135.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/14

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:samba, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1050, CVE-2018-1057

DSA: 4135