Amazon Linux AMI : samba (ALAS-2016-634)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87968
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

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.

A memory-read flaw was found in the way the libldb library processed LDB DN records with a null byte. An authenticated, remote attacker could use this flaw to read heap-memory pages from the server.

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.

Solution

Run 'yum update samba' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-634.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87968

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-634.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/19/2016

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ctdb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ctdb-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ctdb-tests, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmbclient, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libwbclient, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libwbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-client-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-common-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-pidl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-test-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-test-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-clients, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-krb5-locator, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:samba-winbind-modules, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5252, CVE-2015-5296, CVE-2015-5299, CVE-2015-5330

ALAS: 2016-634