Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDKSA-2004:158)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16065
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionRemote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in the smbd daemon included in Samba 2.0.x, Samba 2.2.x, and Samba 3.0.x prior to and including 3.0.9 could allow an attacker to cause controllable heap corruption, leading to execution of arbitrary commands with root privileges.
In order to exploit this vulnerability an attacker must possess credentials that allow access to a share on the Samba server.
Unsuccessful exploitation attempts will cause the process serving the request to crash with signal 11, and may leave evidence of an attack in logs.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.