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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

5837


10.0

30 Days

Critical

This vulnerability is 15 years 11 months and 24 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

Remote code can be executed on the remote server.

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote Samba server, according to its version number, is vulnerable to a bug in the length checking for encrypted password change requests from clients. A client could potentially send an encrypted password, which, when decrypted with the old hashed password could be used as a buffer overrun attack on the stack of smbd.

 

Solution

upgrade to Samba 2.2.7

 

Further Information

 

CVE References

CVE-2002-1318 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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