GLSA-200702-01 : Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24350


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-01 (Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities)

A format string vulnerability exists in the VFS module when handling AFS file systems and an infinite loop has been discovered when handling file rename operations.
Impact :

A user with permission to write to a shared AFS file system may be able to compromise the smbd process and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the daemon. The infinite loop could be abused to consume excessive resources on the smbd host, denying service to legitimate users.
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-3.0.24'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24350

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200702-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/06

Reference Information

BID: 22395, 22403

OSVDB: 33100, 33101

GLSA: 200702-01