CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : samba (CESA-2007:1114)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29256
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated samba packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, and other information.
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba authenticates remote users. A remote unauthenticated user could trigger this flaw to cause the Samba server to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the Samba server.
Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue.
This update also fixes a regression caused by the fix for CVE-2007-4572, which prevented some clients from being able to properly access shares.
Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected samba packages.