"A security company has apologized for prematurely disclosing
the code needed to take advantage of a serious vulnerability in
Samba, the open-source program for sharing Windows files between
Unix and Linux systems.
"Digital Defense came under fire from the Samba Team on Monday
after it released the code with its advisory on the vulnerability.
The code allows anyone who downloads it to completely compromise
any Samba-based system.
"The Samba Team was furious. After tense discussions, San
Antonio, Texas-based Digital Defense has published an apology for
the foul-up. It asserts that management was not aware the security
team was planning to release the exploit..."
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