Debian DSA-1427-1 : samba - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 29262


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Alin Rad Pop discovered that Samba, a LanManager-like file and printer server for Unix, is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the nmbd code which handles GETDC mailslot requests, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the samba packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.14a-3sarge11. Packages for m68k will be provided later.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.24-6etch9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29262

File Name: debian_DSA-1427.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/11/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:samba, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6015

CWE: 119

DSA: 1427