[UCI-Linux] Samba vulnerability allows remote code execution as root

Mike Iglesias iglesias at uci.edu
Wed Apr 11 13:23:23 PDT 2012

A vulnerability in Samba (software that allows Unix/Linux systems to act as a
file server for Windows systems) has been disclosed that allows remote code
execution as the "root" user via an anonymous connection.  You don't need to
authenticate to the Samba server to trigger the vulnerability.  If you are
using Samba, you should update your software soon to prevent a system compromise.

For more information see


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