Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-314-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27890
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe Samba security team reported a Denial of Service vulnerability in the handling of information about active connections. In certain circumstances an attacker could continually increase the memory usage of the smbd process by issuing a large number of share connection requests. By draining all available memory, this could be exploited to render the remote Samba server unusable.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.