Samba servers vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 9:56 AM EST

The two relatively minor flaws could crash or make unresponsive systems running version 3 of Samba, an open-source software package that allows Windows files and printers to be shared by Unix and Linux systems.

The flaws, known as denial-of-service vulnerabilities, basically could be used to disconnect Samba servers from the network by either overrunning the computer's memory to such an extent that it cannot function or by sending a specially crafted network request that would crash the NetBIOS function.

By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.

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