Debian DSA-2004-1 : samba - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44950


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


Two local vulnerabilities have been discovered in samba, a SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-3297 Ronald Volgers discovered that a race condition in mount.cifs allows local users to mount remote filesystems over arbitrary mount points.

- CVE-2010-0547 Jeff Layton discovered that missing input sanitising in mount.cifs allows denial of service by corrupting /etc/mtab.


Upgrade the samba packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.2.5-4lenny9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44950

File Name: debian_DSA-2004.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/2/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:samba, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787

BID: 36936, 37019, 37036, 37068, 37069, 37339, 37519, 37523, 37724, 37762, 37906, 37992, 38058, 38144, 38165, 38326

DSA: 2004

CWE: 20, 59