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MDKSA-2006:120: 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-2006:120 (samba).
A vulnerability in samba 3.0.x was discovered where a possible hacker could
cause a single smbd process to bloat, exhausting memory on the system.
This bug is caused by continually increasing the size of an array which
maintains state information about the number of active share
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:120
Threat Level: High
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