RHEL 6 : samba4 (RHSA-2013:1805)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71292


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


Updated samba4 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the DCE-RPC client code in Samba. A specially crafted DCE-RPC packet could cause various Samba programs to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when parsed. A malicious or compromised Active Directory Domain Controller could use this flaw to compromise the winbindd daemon running with root privileges. (CVE-2013-4408)

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefan Metzmacher and Michael Adam of SerNet as the original reporters of this issue.

All users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct 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: 71292

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1805.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-client, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-dc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-dc-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-pidl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-swat, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-test, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-winbind, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-winbind-clients, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:samba4-winbind-krb5-locator, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4408

BID: 64191

OSVDB: 100749

RHSA: 2013:1805