Scientific Linux Security Update : samba4 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 77017


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Samba's NetBIOS message block daemon (nmbd). An attacker on the local network could use this flaw to send specially crafted packets that, when processed by nmbd, could possibly lead to arbitrary code execution with root privileges.

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77017

File Name: sl_20140805_samba4_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/06

Modified: 2015/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3560