RHEL 2.1 : samba (RHSA-2004:404)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13846


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


Updated samba packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now available.

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

The Samba team discovered a buffer overflow in the code used to support the 'mangling method = hash' smb.conf option. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0686 to this issue.

All users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain an upgrade to Samba-2.2.10, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13846

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-404.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/26

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0686

OSVDB: 8191

RHSA: 2004:404