Debian DSA-2061-1 : samba - memory corruption

high Nessus Plugin ID 47103


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


Jun Mao discovered that Samba, an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems, is not properly handling certain offset values when processing chained SMB1 packets. This enables an unauthenticated attacker to write to an arbitrary memory location resulting in the possibility to execute arbitrary code with root privileges or to perform denial of service attacks by crashing the samba daemon.


Upgrade the samba packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.5-4lenny12.

This problem does not affect the versions in the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47103

File Name: debian_DSA-2061.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/21/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/16/2010

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Samba chain_reply Memory Corruption (Linux x86))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2063

BID: 40884

DSA: 2061