Samba 2.x < 2.2.11 Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9338


The remote Samba server is affected by a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack vector.


According to its banner, the version of Samba is earlier than 2.2.11. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when sending a 'FindNextPrintChangeNotify()' request from a Windows XP SP2 client without initially issuing a 'FindFirstPrintChangeNotify()' request, which could allow a remote attacker to cause the Samba daemon to crash, resulting in a loss of availability of the service.


Upgrade Samba to version 2.2.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9338

Family: Samba

Published: 2016/06/09

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 8739

Nessus ID: 14381

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:samba:samba

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0829

BID: 11055