SuSE9 Security Update : Samba (YOU Patch Number 12595)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 45453

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

With enabled 'wide links' samba follows symbolic links on the server side, therefore allowing clients to overwrite arbitrary files (CVE-2010-0926). This update changes the default setting to have 'wide links' disabled by default. The new default only works if 'wide links' is not set explicitly in smb.conf.

Due to a race condition in mount.cifs a local attacker could corrupt /etc/mtab if mount.cifs is installed setuid root. mount.cifs is not setuid root by default and it's not recommended to change that.
(CVE-2010-0547)

Solution

Apply YOU patch number 12595.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0547.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0926.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 45453

File Name: suse9_12595.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/09

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0926

CWE: 20, 22