RHEL 2.1 : samba (RHSA-2003:138)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated Samba packages that fix a security vulnerability are now
available.

Samba is a suite of utilities which provides file and printer sharing
services to SMB/CIFS clients.

A security vulnerability has been found in versions of Samba up to and
including 2.2.8. An anonymous user could exploit the vulnerability to
gain root access on the target machine. Note that this is a different
vulnerability than the one fixed by RHSA-2003:096.

An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.

All users of Samba are advised to update to the packages listed in
this erratum, which contain a backported patch correcting this
vulnerability.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0196.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0201.html
http://www.digitaldefense.net/labs/advisories/DDI-1013.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-138.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12387 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0196
CVE-2003-0201