RHEL 3 / 4 : samba (RHSA-2007:0060)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24364
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated samba packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are now available.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.
A denial of service flaw was found in Samba's smbd daemon process. An authenticated user could send a specially crafted request which would cause a smbd child process to enter an infinite loop condition. By opening multiple CIFS sessions, an attacker could exhaust system resources. (CVE-2007-0452)
Users of Samba should update to these packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.