FreeBSD : samba -- potential remote DoS vulnerability (ba13dc13-340d-11d9-ac1b-000d614f7fad)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36259


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


Karol Wiesek at iDEFENSE reports :

A remote attacker could cause an smbd process to consume abnormal amounts of system resources due to an input validation error when matching filenames containing wildcard characters.

Although classifies this as a DoS vulnerability, several members of the security community believe it may be exploitable for arbitrary code execution.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36259

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ba13dc13340d11d9ac1b000d614f7fad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2004/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0930