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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Samba Remote Arbitrary File Creation

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 file creation vulnerability.

This vulnerability permits a possible hacker to overwrite arbitrary
files by supplying an arbitrarily formed NetBIOS machine name
to this server, and to potentially become root on the remote
server.

A possible hacker do not need any rights to exploit this flaw.

Solution : upgrade to Samba 2.0.10 or 2.2.0a
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2928

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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