This vulnerability is 15 years 7 months and 11 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.
SynopsisArbitrary code may be run on the remote server.
Vulnerability DescriptionThe remote Samba server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when it calls the function trans2open(). An attacker may exploit this flaw to gain a root shell on this host.
In addition, it is reported that this version of Samba is vulnerable to additional overflows, although us has not checked for them.
SolutionUpgrade to Samba 2.2.8a or 3.0.0.
CVE ReferencesCVE-2003-0196 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2003-0201 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
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