Scientific Linux Security Update : samba3x on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20120410)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61297

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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

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

Description

Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other information.

A flaw in the Samba suite's Perl-based DCE/RPC IDL (PIDL) compiler, used to generate code to handle RPC calls, resulted in multiple buffer overflows in Samba. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted RPC request that would cause the Samba daemon (smbd) to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2012-1182)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6fceb855

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61297

File Name: sl_20120410_samba3x_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-client, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-doc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-domainjoin-gui, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-swat, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-winbind, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:samba3x-winbind-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Samba SetInformationPolicy AuditEventsInfo Heap Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1182