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USN-22-1: samba vulnerability

10 November 2004

samba vulnerability

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Details

Karol Wiesek discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in samba. A
flaw in the input validation routines used to match filename strings
containing wildcard characters may allow a remote user to consume more
than normal amounts of CPU resources, thus impacting the performance
and response of the server. In some circumstances the server can
become entirely unresponsive.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10
  • samba -

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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