Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60972
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way Samba handled file descriptors. If an attacker were able to open a large number of file descriptors on the Samba server, they could flip certain stack bits to '1' values, resulting in the Samba server (smbd) crashing. (CVE-2011-0719)
After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.