Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL5.x i386

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81477


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


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)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81477

File Name: sl_20150223_samba_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/24

Modified: 2016/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0240