samba security update

ID CESA-2006:0591
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2006-08-03T14:18:34


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2006:0591

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

A denial of service bug was found in the way the smbd daemon tracks active connections to shares. It was possible for a remote attacker to cause the smbd daemon to consume a large amount of system memory by sending carefully crafted smb requests. (CVE-2006-3403)

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: samba samba-client samba-common samba-swat

Upstream details at: