Samba 4.x < 4.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

low Nessus Plugin ID 74242
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The remote Samba server is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of Samba running on the remote host is 4.x prior to 4.0.18 and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to 'GET_SHADOW_COPY_DATA' or 'FSCTL_SRV_ENUMERATE_SNAPSHOTS' request handling and 'vfs objects' parameter configurations of 'shadow_copy' or 'shadow_copy2' that could allow disclosure of uninitialized memory contents. (CVE-2014-0178)

- An error exists related to handling the 'reply' flag DNS packet headers that could allow denial of service attacks. (CVE-2014-0239)

Note that Nessus has relied only on the self-reported version number and has not actually tried to exploit these issues or determine if the associated patch has been applied.


Either install the patch referenced in the project's advisory, or upgrade to 4.0.18 or later.

Alternatively, refer to the vendor advisories and apply the suggested workarounds.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74242

File Name: samba_4_0_18.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/30/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Dependencies: smb_nativelanman.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0178


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Required KB Items: SMB/NativeLanManager, SMB/samba, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/20/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0178, CVE-2014-0239

BID: 67686, 67691