Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : samba vulnerabilities (USN-2257-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76275
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Synopsis

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

Description

Christof Schmitt discovered that Samba incorrectly initialized a certain response field when vfs shadow copy was enabled. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0178)

It was discovered that the Samba internal DNS server incorrectly handled QR fields when processing incoming DNS messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0239)

Daniel Berteaud discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon incorrectly handled certain malformed packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0244)

Simon Arlott discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain unicode path names. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-3493).

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.

Solution

Update the affected samba package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2257-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76275

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2257-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/27/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0178, CVE-2014-0239, CVE-2014-0244, CVE-2014-3493

BID: 67686, 67691, 68148, 68150

USN: 2257-1