Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15726
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:040 (samba).
There is a problem in the Samba file sharing service daemon, which allows a remote user to have the service consume lots of computing power and potentially crash the service by querying special wildcarded filenames.
This attack can be successful if the Samba daemon is running and a remote user has access to a share (even read only).
The Samba team has issued the new Samba version 3.0.8 to fix this problem, this update backports the relevant patch.
This issue has been assigned the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2004-0930.
Stefan Esser found a problem in the Unicode string handling in the Samba file handling which could lead to a remote heap buffer overflow and might allow remote attackers to inject code in the smbd process.
This issue has been assigned the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2004-0882.
We provide updated packages for both these problems.
The Samba version 2 packages are not affected by this problem.