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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2004-064: samba

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the samba packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated Samba packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

The Samba team discovered an issue that affects version 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 of
Samba. If an account for a user is created, but marked as disabled using
the mksmbpasswd script, it is possible for Samba to overwrite the user's
password with the contents of an uninitialized buffer. This might lead to
a disabled account becoming enabled with a password that could be guessed
by a possible hacker.

Although this is likely to be a low risk issue for most Samba users, we
have provided updated packages, which contain a backported patch correcting
this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba team for reporting this issue and
providing us with a patch.

Note: Due to a packaging error in samba-3.0.0-14.3E, the winbind daemon is
not automatically restarted when the Samba package is upgraded. After
up2date has installed the samba-3.0.2-4.3E packages, you must run
"/sbin/service winbind condrestart" as root to restart the winbind daemon.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-064.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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