RHEL 4 : samba (RHSA-2007:1034)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63844


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated samba packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba creates NetBIOS replies. If a Samba server is configured to run as a WINS server, a remote unauthenticated user could cause the Samba server to crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-5398)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue.

Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63844

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1034.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba-swat, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5398

RHSA: 2007:1034

CWE: 119