Oracle Linux 5 : samba3x (ELSA-2015-0249)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81464


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0249 :

Updated samba3x packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other information.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the Samba daemon (smbd). A malicious Samba client could send specially crafted netlogon packets that, when processed by smbd, could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running smbd (by default, the root user). (CVE-2015-0240)

For additional information about this flaw, see the Knowledgebase article at

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Richard van Eeden of Microsoft Vulnerability Research as the original reporter of this issue.

All Samba users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected samba3x packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81464

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-0249.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/24

Modified: 2016/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-domainjoin-gui, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-swat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-winbind, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba3x-winbind-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0240

BID: 72711

OSVDB: 118637

RHSA: 2015:0249