Amazon Linux AMI : samba (ALAS-2021-1469)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 144992
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of samba installed on the remote host is prior to 4.10.16-9.56. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2021-1469 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the way samba handled file and directory permissions. An authenticated user could use this flaw to gain access to certain file and directory information which otherwise would be unavailable to the attacker. (CVE-2020-14318)

- A null pointer dereference flaw was found in samba's Winbind service in versions before 4.11.15, before 4.12.9 and before 4.13.1. A local user could use this flaw to crash the winbind service causing denial of service. (CVE-2020-14323)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when an attacker establishes a vulnerable Netlogon secure channel connection to a domain controller, using the Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC), aka 'Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. (CVE-2020-1472)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update samba' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2021-1469.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14318

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14323

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-1472

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 144992

File Name: ala_ALAS-2021-1469.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2021

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1472

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ctdb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ctdb-tests, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmbclient, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libwbclient, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libwbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-client-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-krb5-printing, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-pidl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-python-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-test-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-clients, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-krb5-locator, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-modules, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1472, CVE-2020-14318, CVE-2020-14323

ALAS: 2021-1469