RHEL 2.1 : samba (RHSA-2003:138)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12387


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated Samba packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

Samba is a suite of utilities which provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

A security vulnerability has been found in versions of Samba up to and including 2.2.8. An anonymous user could exploit the vulnerability to gain root access on the target machine. Note that this is a different vulnerability than the one fixed by RHSA-2003:096.

An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.

All users of Samba are advised to update to the packages listed in this erratum, which contain a backported patch correcting this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12387

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-138.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.25 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-swat, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/04/07

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Samba trans2open Overflow (Solaris SPARC))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0196, CVE-2003-0201

RHSA: 2003:138