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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61123
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Synopsis

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

Description

Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, and other information.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the password change page of the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT). If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the SWAT interface, into visiting a specially crafted URL, it would lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's SWAT session.
(CVE-2011-2694)

It was found that SWAT web pages did not protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the SWAT interface, into visiting a specially crafted URL, the attacker could perform Samba configuration changes with the privileges of the logged in user. (CVE-2011-2522)

A race condition flaw was found in the way the mount.cifs tool mounted CIFS (Common Internet File System) shares. If mount.cifs had the setuid bit set, a local attacker could conduct a symbolic link attack to trick mount.cifs into mounting a share over an arbitrary directory they were otherwise not allowed to mount to, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-0787)

It was found that the mount.cifs tool did not properly handle share or directory names containing a newline character. If mount.cifs had the setuid bit set, a local attacker could corrupt the mtab (mounted file systems table) file via a specially crafted CIFS share mount request.
(CVE-2010-0547)

It was found that the mount.cifs tool did not handle certain errors correctly when updating the mtab file. If mount.cifs had the setuid bit set, a local attacker could corrupt the mtab file by setting a small file size limit before running mount.cifs. (CVE-2011-1678)

Note: mount.cifs from the samba packages distributed by Red Hat does not have the setuid bit set. We recommend that administrators do not manually set the setuid bit for mount.cifs.

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?28eeef62

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61123

File Name: sl_20110829_samba_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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: 8/29/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2011-1678, CVE-2011-2522, CVE-2011-2694

CWE: 20, 59