Samba < 3.0.24 '' Multiple Function Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3905


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote Samba server, according to its version number, may be vulnerable to multiple remote buffer overflows. The flaw appears to be in the way that Samba handles very long responses to 'gethostbyname' and 'getipnodebyname' name resolution. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to send a very long name to the vulnerable application. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code on the Samba server.


Upgrade to version 3.0.24 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3905

File Name: 3905.prm

Family: Samba

Published: 2007/02/06

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 8739, 8740

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0453

BID: 22410