Samba 4.x < 4.0.21 / 4.1.11 nmbd Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 76973


The remote Samba server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of Samba on the remote host is 4.x prior to 4.0.21 / 4.1.11. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the NetBIOS name services daemon (nmbd). This flaw may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code as the superuser.

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


Install the patch referenced in the project's advisory or upgrade to 4.0.21 / 4.1.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76973

File Name: samba_4_1_11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2016/06/16

Dependencies: 10785

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3560

BID: 69021