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30 Days


This vulnerability is 15 years 9 months and 14 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.



Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.


Vulnerability Description

The 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.



Upgrade to Samba 2.2.8a or 3.0.0.


Further Information


CVE References

CVE-2003-0196 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2003-0201 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails


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