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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SWAT overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SWAT overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running SWAT - a web-based administration tool for
Samba.

There is a buffer overflow condition in the remote version of this software
which might permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host
by sending a malformed authorization request (or any malformed base64 data).

Solution : Upgrade to Samba 3.0.5
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10780

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

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