Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
MDKSA-2001:062: samba Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the samba package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:062 (samba).
Michal Zalewski has found a vulnerability in all versions of Samba prior to
2.0.10 where if a client sends an invalid netbios name Samba could be tricked
into appending it's log to files writable by root. This can be very dangerous if
combined with a symlink created by a local user. Note that the log files must be
specified as %m.log in order for this to work, and Mandrake Linux ships Samba by
default using log.%m, thus it is not vulnerable 'out of the box'.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:062
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.