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RHSA-2003-262: pam_smb Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the pam_smb packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated pam_smb packages are now available which fix a security
vulnerability (buffer overflow).
The pam_smb module is a pluggable authentication module (PAM) used to
authenticate users using an external Server Message Block (SMB) server.
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found that affects unpatched
versions of pam_smb up to and including 1.1.6.
On systems that use pam_smb and are configured to authenticate a
remotely accessible service, a possible hacker can exploit this bug and
remotely execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0686 to this issue.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux contains a version of pam_smb that is vulnerable
to this issue, however pam_smb is not enabled by default.
Users of pam_smb are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch to version 1.1.6 to correct this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Dave Airlie of the Samba team for notifying us
of this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-262.html
Threat Level: High
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