Debian DSA-2175-1 : samba - missing input sanitising

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52463

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VPR Score: 3.6


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


Volker Lendecke discovered that missing range checks in Samba's file descriptor handling could lead to memory corruption, resulting in denial of service.


Upgrade the samba packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.5-4lenny14.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52463

File Name: debian_DSA-2175.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/01

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:samba, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0719

BID: 46597

DSA: 2175