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: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/1/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3560

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3560

BID: 69021