Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2004:131)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15699
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionKarol Wiesek discovered a bug in the input validation routines in Samba 3.x used to match filename strings containing wildcard characters. This bug may allow a user to consume more than normal amounts of CPU cycles which would impact the performance and response of the server. In some cases it could also cause the server to become entirely unresponsive.
The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem with patches from the Samba team. This vulnerability is fixed in samba 3.0.8.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.