RHEL 3 / 4 : samba (RHSA-2007:0060)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24364


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 flaw was found in Samba's smbd daemon process. An authenticated user could send a specially crafted request which would cause a smbd child process to enter an infinite loop condition. By opening multiple CIFS sessions, an attacker could exhaust system resources. (CVE-2007-0452)

Users of Samba should update 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: 24364

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0060.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/02/17

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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: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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0452

BID: 22395

RHSA: 2007:0060