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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Samba Directory ACL Integer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
checks samba version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote Samba server, according to its version number, is vulnerable to
a remote buffer overrun resulting from an integer overflow vulnerability.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send to the remote host
a malformed packet containing hundreds of thousands of ACLs, which would
in turn cause an integer overflow resulting in a small pointer being allocated.

A possible hacker needs a valid account or enough credentials to exploit this
flaw.

Solution : Upgrade to Samba 3.0.10 when available
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11973

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

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