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MDKSA-2004:158: samba

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the samba package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:158 (samba).

Remote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in the smbd daemon
included in Samba 2.0.x, Samba 2.2.x, and Samba 3.0.x prior to and including
3.0.9 could permit a possible hacker to cause controllable heap corruption, leading to
execution of arbitrary commands with root rights. In order to exploit this
vulnerability a possible hacker must possess credentials that permit access to a share
on the Samba server. Unsuccessful exploitation attempts will cause the process
serving the request to crash with signal 11, and may leave evidence of an
attack in logs. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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