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MDKSA-2004:104: 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-2004:104 (samba).

Karol Wiesek discovered a bug in the input validation routines used to convert
DOS path names to path names on the Samba host's file system. This bug can be
exploited to gain access to files outside of the share's path as defined in the
smb.conf configuration file. This vulnerability exists in all samba 2.2.x
versions up to and including 2.2.11 and also in samba 3.0.x up to and including
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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