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If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-21
(Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Samba fails to do proper bounds checking when handling
TRANSACT2_QFILEPATHINFO replies. Additionally an input validation flaw
exists in ms_fnmatch.c when matching filenames that contain wildcards.
A possible hacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Samba. A remote attacker may also be able to cause
an abnormal consumption of CPU resources, resulting in slower
performance of the server or even a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.8"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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