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Family: Denial of Service --> Category: infos

Samba FindNextPrintChangeNotify() Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
checks samba version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote Samba server, according to its version number, is vulnerable
to a denial of service.

A possible hacker may be able to crash the remote samba server by sending
a FindNextPrintChangeNotify() request without previously issuing a
FindFirstPrintChangeNoticy() call.

It is reported that Windows XP SP2 generates such requests.

Solution : upgrade to Samba 2.2.11 or 3.0.6
Threat Level: Medium

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