Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-1802-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65994


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that Samba incorrectly handled CIFS share attributes when SMB2 was used. A remote authenticated user could possibly gain write access to certain shares, bypassing the intended permissions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected samba package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65994

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1802-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/17

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0454

BID: 58655

OSVDB: 91889

USN: 1802-1