Samba < 3.3.6 / 3.2.13 / 3.0.35 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5087


The remote Samba server may be affected by an unauthorized access vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of the Samba server on the remote host has a security bypass vulnerability. Access restrictions can be bypassed due to a read of uninitialized data in smbd. This could allow a user to modify an access control list (ACL), even when they should be denied permission.

Note the 'dos filemode' parameter must be set to 'yes' in smb.conf in order for an attack to be successful (the default setting is 'no').


Upgrade to Samba 3.3.6 / 3.2.13 / 3.0.35 or later, or apply the appropriate patch referenced in the project's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5087

File Name: 5087.prm

Family: Samba

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 8740

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1888, CVE-2009-1886

BID: 35472

OSVDB: 55411, 55412