bitmaps in srv_lsa_hnd.c

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Oct 9 03:58:29 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter writes:

> > You'll still get a DoS attack of sorts, as opening 64 handles
> > without closing them would prevent other people from opening more
> > handles for legitmate purposes.
> But only on a single smbd which is associated with 
> a single user/client.  Opening a new policy handle involves
> a malloc so if there was not an upper bound on this, you 
> could theoretically crater the server by causing an smbd 
> process to suck up all the available RAM.

OK - I didn't think long enough about that one.  (-:


More information about the samba-technical mailing list