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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

2412


10.0

30 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 6 years 7 months and 7 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

The remote Samba server is affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

 

Vulnerability Description

According to its banner, the version of Samba 3.x running on the remote host is earlier than 3.6.4 / 3.5.14 / 3.4.16. It is, therefore, affected by multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

An error in the DCE/RPC IDL (PIDL) compiler causes the RPC handling code it generates to contain multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities. This generated code can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to use malicious RPC calls to crash the application and possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user.

Note that us has not actually tried to exploit this issue or otherwise determine if one of the associated patches has been applied.

 

Solution

Either install the appropriate patch referenced in the project's advisory or upgrade to 3.6.4 / 3.5.14 / 3.4.16 or later.

 

Further Information

 

CVE References

CVE-2012-1182 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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