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MDKSA-2006:120: 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-2006:120 (samba).



A vulnerability in samba 3.0.x was discovered where a possible hacker could

cause a single smbd process to bloat, exhausting memory on the system.

This bug is caused by continually increasing the size of an array which

maintains state information about the number of active share

connections.



Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:120
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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