Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60309


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba creates NetBIOS replies. If a Samba server is configured to run as a WINS server, a remote unauthenticated user could cause the Samba server to crash or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-5398)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba authenticates users. A remote unauthenticated user could trigger this flaw to cause the Samba server to crash. Careful analysis of this flaw has determined that arbitrary code execution is not possible, and under most circumstances will not result in a crash of the Samba server. (CVE-2007-4572)

A flaw was found in the way Samba assigned group IDs under certain conditions. If the 'winbind nss info' parameter in smb.conf is set to either 'sfu' or 'rfc2307', Samba users are incorrectly assigned the group ID of 0. (CVE-2007-4138)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60309

File Name: sl_20071115_samba_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4138, CVE-2007-4572, CVE-2007-5398

CWE: 119, 264