Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2004:035)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14134


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered in samba where a local user could use the smbmnt utility, which is shipped suid root, to mount a file share from a remote server which would contain a setuid program under the control of the user. By executing this setuid program, the local user could elevate their privileges on the local system.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem. The version of samba shipped with Mandrakelinux 10.0 does not have this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14134

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_wins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-debug, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-swat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-winbind, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0186

MDKSA: 2004:035