Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2004:092)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14723


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


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in samba 3.0.x; the first is a defect in smbd's ASN.1 parsing that allows an attacker to send a specially crafted packet during the authentication request which will send the newly spawned smbd process into an infinite loop. As a result, it is possible to use up all available memory on the server.

The second vulnerability is in nmbd's processing of mailslot packets which could allow an attacker to anonymously crash nmbd.

The provided packages are patched to protect against these two vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14723

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-092.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/14

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-passdb-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-passdb-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-passdb-xml, 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:10.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0807, CVE-2004-0808

MDKSA: 2004:092