Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way Samba handled file descriptors. If an
attacker were able to open a large number of file descriptors on the
Samba server, they could flip certain stack bits to '1' values,
resulting in the Samba server (smbd) crashing. (CVE-2011-0719)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9ba8df60

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60972 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0719