Samba < 3.0.26 '' Local Privilege Escalation

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4208


The remote host is vulnerable to a local 'privilege escalation' flaw.


According to its banner, the version of the Samba server installed on the remote host is affected by a flaw where a local attacker can gain group-0 access. In order for the exploit to work, the local system must be configured to use Microsoft Active Directory and return a NULL value for the group ID. Successful exploitation would result in the local attacker gaining elevated access on the local machine.


Upgrade to version 3.0.26 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 4208

Family: Samba

Published: 2007/09/11

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 8740

Nessus ID: 17719

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 2.8

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4138

BID: 25636