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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2003-096: samba

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the samba packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated Samba packages are now available to fix security vulnerabilities
found during a code audit.

Samba is a suite of utilities which provides file and printer sharing
services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a security vulnerability present
in unpatched versions of Samba prior to 2.2.8. An anonymous user could use
the vulnerability to gain root access on the target machine.

Additionally, a race condition could permit a possible hacker to overwrite
critical system files.

All users of Samba are advised to update to the erratum packages which
contain patches to correct these vulnerabilities.

These packages contain the security fixes backported to the Samba 2.2.7

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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