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|Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200607-10 ] Samba: Denial of Service vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Samba: Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200607-10)
Date: July 25, 2006
A large number of share connection requests could cause a Denial of Service within Samba.
Samba is a freely available SMB/CIFS implementation which allows seamless interoperability of file and print services to other SMB/CIFS clients.
Vulnerable: < 3.0.22-r3
Unaffected: >= 3.0.22-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
During an internal audit the Samba team discovered that a flaw in the way Samba stores share connection requests could lead to a Denial of Service.
By sending a large amount of share connection requests to a vulnerable Samba server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service due to memory consumption.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.22-r3"