Scientific Linux Security Update : samba3x on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60971

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way Samba handled file descriptors. If an attacker were able to open a large number of file descriptors on the Samba server, they could flip certain stack bits to '1' values, resulting in the Samba server (smbd) crashing. (CVE-2011-0719)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e330aa26

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60971

File Name: sl_20110301_samba3x_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2011/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0719