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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87843

Synopsis

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

Description

A man-in-the-middle vulnerability was found in the way 'connection signing' was implemented by Samba. A remote attacker could use this flaw to downgrade an existing Samba client connection and force the use of plain text. (CVE-2015-5296)

A missing access control flaw was found in Samba. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to view the current snapshot on a Samba share, despite not having DIRECTORY_LIST access rights. (CVE-2015-5299)

An access flaw was found in the way Samba verified symbolic links when creating new files on a Samba share. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to gain access to files outside of Samba's share path.
(CVE-2015-5252)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b25c388f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87843

File Name: sl_20160107_samba_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/11

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5252, CVE-2015-5296, CVE-2015-5299