Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2003:044)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14028
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn exploitable buffer overflow was discovered in the Samba server that can lead to an anonymous remote root compromise. The Samba Team also discovered some potential overflows during an internal code audit which was done in response to the previously noted buffer overflow problem.
All versions of Samba prior to 2.2.8a are vulnerable. The provided updates contain a patch from the Samba Team to correct the issue.
An exploit is known to exist and all Mandrake Linux users are encouraged to upgrade immediately.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.