Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 / 19.10 : Samba vulnerabilities (USN-4244-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 133178


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that Samba did not automatically replicate ACLs set to inherit down a subtree on AD Directory, contrary to expectations.
This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-14902)

Robert Swiecki discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain character conversions when the log level is set to 3 or above. In certain environments, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Christian Naumer discovered that Samba incorrectly handled DNS zone scavenging. This issue could possibly result in some incorrect data being written to the DB. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-19344).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected samba package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 133178

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4244-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/22/2020

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14902


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/21/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14902, CVE-2019-14907, CVE-2019-19344

USN: 4244-1