Samba: Denial of Service vulnerability — GLSA 200607-10

A large number of share connection requests could cause a Denial of Service within Samba.

Affected Packages

net-fs/samba on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.0.22-r3
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.22-r3

Background

Samba is a freely available SMB/CIFS implementation which allows seamless interoperability of file and print services to other SMB/CIFS clients.

Description

During an internal audit the Samba team discovered that a flaw in the way Samba stores share connection requests could lead to a Denial of Service.

Impact

By sending a large amount of share connection requests to a vulnerable Samba server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service due to memory consumption.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.22-r3"

References

Release Date
July 25, 2006

Latest Revision
July 25, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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