Samba < 3.0.37 / 3.2.15 / 3.3.8 / 3.4.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41970

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VPR Score: 6.1


The remote Samba server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of Samba server on the remote host is earlier than 3.0.37 / 3.2.15 / 3.3.8 / 3.4.2. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- If a user in '/etc/passwd' is misconfigured to have an empty home directory, then connecting to the home share of this user will use the root of the file system as the home directory. (CVE-2009-2813)

- Specially crafted SMB requests on authenticated SMB connections can send smbd into a 100% loop, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2009-2906)

- When 'mount.cifs' is installed as a setuid program, a user can pass it a credential or password path to which he or she does not have access and then use the '--verbose' option to view the first line of that file.


Upgrade to Samba 3.0.37 / 3.2.15 / 3.3.8 / 3.4.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41970

File Name: samba_3_2_15.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2009/10/02

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10785

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.1

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Required KB Items: SMB/samba, SMB/NativeLanManager, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2813, CVE-2009-2906, CVE-2009-2948

BID: 36572, 36573

CWE: 264