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Red Hat, Debian release updated Samba packages

Jul 31, 1999, 03:47 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Whitinger)

Several vulnerabilities discovered in Samba will encourage you to apply these fixes to your distribution.

According to the Debian announce list:

  • a Denial-of-Service attack against nmbd was possible
  • it was possible to exploit smbd if you had a message command defined which used the %f or %M formatter.
  • smbmnt's check to see if a user is allowed to create a mount was flawed which allowed users to mount at arbitraty mountpoints in the filesystem

Debian Updated directory
Red Hat Errata