Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92582


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way Samba initiated signed DCE/RPC connections. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to downgrade the connection to not use signing and therefore impersonate the server.

Bug Fix(es) :

- Previously, the 'net' command in some cases failed to join the client to Active Directory (AD) because the permissions setting prevented modification of the supported Kerberos encryption type LDAP attribute. With this update, Samba has been fixed to allow joining an AD domain as a user. In addition, Samba now uses the machine account credentials to set up the Kerberos encryption types within AD for the joined machine. As a result, using 'net' to join a domain now works more reliably.

- Previously, the idmap_hash module worked incorrectly when it was used together with other modules. As a consequence, user and group IDs were not mapped properly. A patch has been applied to skip already configured modules. Now, the hash module can be used as the default idmap configuration back end and IDs are resolved correctly.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92582

File Name: sl_20160726_samba_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/27

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2119