RHEL 2.1 : samba (RHSA-2004:681)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16040


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


Updated samba packages that fix an integer overflow vulnerability are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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

Greg MacManus of iDEFENSE Labs has discovered an integer overflow bug in Samba versions prior to 3.0.10. An authenticated remote user could exploit this bug which may lead to arbitrary code execution on the Samba server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1154 to this issue.

Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported security patches, and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16040

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-681.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/12/23

Modified: 2016/12/28

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: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: 2004/12/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1154

OSVDB: 12422

RHSA: 2004:681