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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61275


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


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

An input validation flaw was found in the way Samba handled Any Batched (AndX) requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted SMB packet to the Samba server, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Samba server (root). (CVE-2012-0870)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61275

File Name: sl_20120223_samba_on_SL4_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: 7.9

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

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: 2012/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0870