GLSA-200702-01 : Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24350
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-01 (Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities)
A format string vulnerability exists in the VFS module when handling AFS file systems and an infinite loop has been discovered when handling file rename operations.
A user with permission to write to a shared AFS file system may be able to compromise the smbd process and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the daemon. The infinite loop could be abused to consume excessive resources on the smbd host, denying service to legitimate users.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/samba-3.0.24'