Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-893-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44336

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Ronald Volgers discovered that the mount.cifs utility, when installed as a setuid program, suffered from a race condition when verifying user permissions. A local attacker could trick samba into mounting over arbitrary locations, leading to a root privilege escalation.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/893-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44336

File Name: ubuntu_USN-893-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/29

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpam-smbpass, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsmbclient, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsmbclient-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwbclient0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-samba, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-common-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:smbclient, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:smbfs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:swat, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:winbind, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0787

USN: 893-1

CWE: 59