Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDVSA-2009:277)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42132


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in samba :

The SMB (aka Samba) subsystem in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8, when Windows File Sharing is enabled, does not properly handle errors in resolving pathnames, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended sharing restrictions, and read, create, or modify files, in certain circumstances involving user accounts that lack home directories (CVE-2009-2813).

smbd in Samba 3.0 before 3.0.37, 3.2 before 3.2.15, 3.3 before 3.3.8, and 3.4 before 3.4.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an unanticipated oplock break notification reply packet (CVE-2009-2906).

mount.cifs in Samba 3.0 before 3.0.37, 3.2 before 3.2.15, 3.3 before 3.3.8 and 3.4 before 3.4.2, when mount.cifs is installed suid root, does not properly enforce permissions, which allows local users to read part of the credentials file and obtain the password by specifying the path to the credentials file and using the --verbose or
-v option (CVE-2009-2948).

The versions of samba shipping with Mandriva Linux CS4/MES5/2008.1/2009.0/2009.1 have been updated to the latest version that includes the fixes for these issues. Additionally for 2009.1 the version upgrade provides many upstream bug fixes such as improved Windows(tm) 7 support. The version for CS3 has been patched to address these security issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42132

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-277.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/15

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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:mandriva:linux:lib64netapi-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netapi0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbsharemodes-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64smbsharemodes0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64talloc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64talloc1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tdb-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tdb1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64wbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetapi-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetapi0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbclient0-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbsharemodes-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsmbsharemodes0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtalloc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtalloc1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtdb-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libtdb1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwbclient0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mount-cifs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_wins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-swat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-vscan-icap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:samba-winbind, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 36363, 36572, 36573

MDVSA: 2009:277

CWE: 264