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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Samba Mangling 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 buffer overflow if the option 'mangling method' is
set to 'hash' in smb.conf (which is not the case by default).

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary commands on the remote
host.

Solution : upgrade to Samba 2.2.10 or 3.0.5
See also : http://us1.samba.org/samba/whatsnew/samba-2.2.10.html
See also : http://us1.samba.org/samba/whatsnew/samba-3.0.5.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10781

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

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