Samba 3.5.x / 3.6.x < 3.6.25 / 4.1.x < 4.1.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

low Nessus Plugin ID 74290
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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 3.5.x or 3.6.x prior to 3.6.25 / 4.1.x prior to 4.1.8. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to GET_SHADOW_COPY_DATA() and FSCTL_SRV_ENUMERATE_SNAPSHOTS() request handling in which the SRV_SNAPSHOT_ARRAY response field is not properly initialized. Therefore, configurations with 'shadow_copy' or 'shadow-copy2' specified for the 'vfs objects' parameter can allow the disclosure of uninitialized memory contents. (CVE-2014-0178)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to the internal DNS server failing to check the 'reply' flag in DNS packet headers. A remote attacker, via a forged response packet that triggers a communication loop, can cause the consumption of CPU processing and bandwidth.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Samba 3.6.25 / 4.1.8 or later. Alternatively, install the patch or apply the workaround referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74290

File Name: samba_4_1_8.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/3/2014

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: 6/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/20/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 67686, 67691