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USN-22-1: samba vulnerability

10 November 2004

samba vulnerability



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.

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.