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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated samba packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.
A denial of service flaw was found in Samba's smbd daemon process. An
authenticated user could send a specially crafted request which would
cause a smbd child process to enter an infinite loop condition. By
opening multiple CIFS sessions, an attacker could exhaust system
Users of Samba should update to these packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true