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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60857


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


NOTE: This errata went out 2010-09-15, but this email was not sent.

A missing array boundary checking flaw was found in the way Samba parsed the binary representation of Windows security identifiers (SIDs). A malicious client could send a specially crafted SMB request to the Samba server, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Samba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-3069)

For Scientific Linux 4, this update also fixes the following bug :

- Previously, the restorecon utility was required during the installationof the samba-common package. As a result, attempting to update sambawithout this utility installed may have failed with the following error :

/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.[xxxxx]: line 7: restorecon: command not found

With this update, the utility is only used when it is already present on the system, and the package is now always updated as expected.

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60857

File Name: sl_20100914_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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3069