Samba < 2.0.10 Remote Arbitrary File Overwrite

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1338


The remote SAMBA server allows anonymous users to gain 'root' access.


The remote Samba server is be vulnerable to a remote file creation vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an attacker overwrite arbitrary files by supplying an arbitrartily formed NetBIOS machine name to this server, and to potentially become root on this host.


Upgrade to Samba 2.0.10, 2.2.0a or higher

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1338

Family: Samba

Published: 2013/03/25

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 8739

Nessus ID: 10786

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1162

BID: 2928