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samba -- potential remote DoS vulnerability


Karol Wiesek at iDEFENSE reports:

A remote attacker could cause an smbd process to consume abnormal amounts of system resources due to an input validation error when matching filenames containing wildcard characters.

Although classifies this as a DoS vulnerability, several members of the security community believe it may be exploitable for arbitrary code execution.



portaudit: samba -- potential remote DoS vulnerability

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