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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2003:044: 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-2003:044 (samba).

An exploitable buffer overflow was discovered in the Samba server that can lead
to an anonymous remote root compromise. The Samba Team also discovered some
potential overflows during an internal code audit which was done in response to
the previously noted buffer overflow problem.
All versions of Samba prior to 2.2.8a are vulnerable. The provided updates
contain a patch from the Samba Team to correct the issue.
An exploit is known to exist and all Mandrake Linux users are encouraged to
upgrade immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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