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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60805


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


An input sanitization flaw was found in the way Samba parsed client data. A malicious client could send a specially crafted SMB packet to the Samba server, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Samba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-2063)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60805

File Name: sl_20100616_samba_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/16

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Samba chain_reply Memory Corruption (Linux x86))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2063