Scientific Linux Security Update : samba and samba3x on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An input sanitization flaw was found in the way Samba parsed client
data. A malicious client could send a specially-crafted SMB packet to
the Samba server, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the
privileges of the Samba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-2063)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8569f774

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60804 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2063