Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60897


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


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)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60897

File Name: sl_20101110_samba_on_SL6_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: 2010/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3069