FreeBSD : samba -- Exposure of machine account credentials in winbind log files (92fd40eb-c458-11da-9c79-00123ffe8333)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21476


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Samba Security Advisory :

The machine trust account password is the secret shared between a domain controller and a specific member server. Access to the member server machine credentials allows an attacker to impersonate the server in the domain and gain access to additional information regarding domain users and groups.

The winbindd daemon writes the clear text of server's machine credentials to its log file at level 5. The winbindd log files are world readable by default and often log files are requested on open mailing lists as tools used to debug server misconfigurations.

This affects servers configured to use domain or ads security and possibly Samba domain controllers as well (if configured to use winbindd).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21476

File Name: freebsd_pkg_92fd40ebc45811da9c7900123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-samba, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:samba, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1059

Secunia: 19455