Scientific Linux Security Update : samba and samba3x on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73201


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


It was found that certain Samba configurations did not enforce the password lockout mechanism. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform password guessing attacks on Samba user accounts. Note: this flaw only affected Samba when deployed as a Primary Domain Controller.

A flaw was found in the way the pam_winbind module handled configurations that specified a non-existent group as required. An authenticated user could possibly use this flaw to gain access to a service using pam_winbind in its PAM configuration when group restriction was intended for access to the service. (CVE-2012-6150)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73201

File Name: sl_20140325_samba_and_samba3x_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/26

Modified: 2014/03/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2014/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6150, CVE-2013-4496