FreeBSD : samba -- 'root' credential remote code execution (baf37cd2-8351-11e1-894e-00215c6a37bb)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58671


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Samba development team reports :

Samba versions 3.6.3 and all versions previous to this are affected by a vulnerability that allows remote code execution as the 'root' user from an anonymous connection.

As this does not require an authenticated connection it is the most serious vulnerability possible in a program, and users and vendors are encouraged to patch their Samba installations immediately.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58671

File Name: freebsd_pkg_baf37cd2835111e1894e00215c6a37bb.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/04/11

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:samba34, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:samba35, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:samba36, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Samba SetInformationPolicy AuditEventsInfo Heap Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1182