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MDKSA-2004:158: 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-2004:158 (samba).

Remote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in the smbd daemon
included in Samba 2.0.x, Samba 2.2.x, and Samba 3.0.x prior to and including
3.0.9 could allow a possible hacker to cause controllable heap corruption, leading to
execution of arbitrary commands with root rights. In order to exploit this
vulnerability a possible hacker must possess credentials that allow access to a share
on the Samba server. Unsuccessful exploitation attempts will cause the process
serving the request to crash with signal 11, and may leave evidence of an
attack in logs. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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