RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : samba (RHSA-2006:0591)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22112


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


Updated samba packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A denial of service bug was found in the way the smbd daemon tracks active connections to shares. It was possible for a remote attacker to cause the smbd daemon to consume a large amount of system memory by sending carefully crafted smb requests. (CVE-2006-3403)

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22112

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0591.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/28

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3403

BID: 18927

OSVDB: 27130

RHSA: 2006:0591