Samba < 2.2.7 Unicode Encrypted Password Decryption Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1343


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote Samba server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when a client requests a password change. An attacker may use it to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code on this host with root privileges


Upgrade to Samba 2.2.7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1343

File Name: 1343.prm

Family: Samba

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 8739

Nessus ID: 11168

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/12/11

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Samba 2.2.2 - 2.2.6 nttrans Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1318

BID: 6210