Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-314-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

The Samba security team reported a Denial of Service vulnerability in
the handling of information about active connections. In certain
circumstances an attacker could continually increase the memory usage
of the smbd process by issuing a large number of share connection
requests. By draining all available memory, this could be exploited to
render the remote Samba server unusable.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27890 ()

Bugtraq ID: 18927

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3403