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Samba Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

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 Denial Of Service vulnerability and a remote buffer overflow.
The Wild Card DoS vulnerability may permit a possible hacker to make the remote
server consume excessive CPU cycles.
The QFILEPATHINFO Remote buffer overflow vulnerability may permit a possible hacker
to execute code on the server.

A possible hacker needs a valid account or enough credentials to exploit those
flaws.

Solution : upgrade to Samba 3.0.8
See also : http://us4.samba.org/samba/security/CAN-2004-0882.html
See also : http://us4.samba.org/samba/security/CAN-2004-0930.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11624, 11678

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

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