Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : samba regression (USN-2855-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88804

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

USN-2855-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Samba. The upstream fix for CVE-2015-5252 introduced a regression in certain specific environments. This update fixes the problem.

Thilo Uttendorfer discovered that the Samba LDAP server incorrectly handled certain packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the LDAP server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-3223)

Jan Kasprzak discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain symlinks. A remote attacker could use this issue to access files outside the exported share path.
(CVE-2015-5252)

Stefan Metzmacher discovered that Samba did not enforce signing when creating encrypted connections. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information.
(CVE-2015-5296)

It was discovered that Samba incorrectly performed access control when using the VFS shadow_copy2 module. A remote attacker could use this issue to access snapshots, contrary to intended permissions. (CVE-2015-5299)

Douglas Bagnall discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain string lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access sensitive information.
(CVE-2015-5330)

It was discovered that the Samba LDAP server incorrectly handled certain packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the LDAP server to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-7540)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba incorrectly checked administrative privileges during creation of machine accounts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended access restrictions in certain environments.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8467).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected samba package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2855-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88804

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2855-2.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/17

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3223, CVE-2015-5252, CVE-2015-5296, CVE-2015-5299, CVE-2015-5330, CVE-2015-7540, CVE-2015-8467

USN: 2855-2