DoS Flaws Found in Samba Module
B. Z. Lederman
lederman at Encompasserve.org
Thu Nov 18 14:15:19 GMT 2004
On the odd chance people haven't seen this:
German security researcher Stefan Esser has discovered
multiple vulnerabilities in smbfs, the mountable SMB (Server
Message Block) file system for Linux.
In an advisory made public Wednesday, Esser said the bugs
theoretically could crash the kernel or leak kernel memory with
the help of the SMB server. The alert carries a "moderately
The vulnerabilities have been corrected in Linux 2.4.28. A
final patch for the 2.6 kernel is being developed.
[remainder of story at web site referenced above]
From what the story says, it appears to be confined to Linux,
but it wouldn't hurt to check.
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