GLSA-200411-21 : Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15696


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-21 (Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Samba fails to do proper bounds checking when handling TRANSACT2_QFILEPATHINFO replies. Additionally an input validation flaw exists in ms_fnmatch.c when matching filenames that contain wildcards.
Impact :

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Samba. A remote attacker may also be able to cause an abnormal consumption of CPU resources, resulting in slower performance of the server or even a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/samba-3.0.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15696

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:samba, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0882, CVE-2004-0930

OSVDB: 11555

GLSA: 200411-21