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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:404

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:404.

Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

The Samba team discovered a buffer overflow in the code used to support
the 'mangling method = hash' smb.conf option. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0686
to this issue.

All users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain an upgrade to Samba-2.2.10, which is not vulnerable to this

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0686
Bugtraq: 20040722 Security Release - Samba 3.0.5 and 2.2.10 (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20040722 TSSA-2004-014 - samba (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20040722 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.033] OpenPKG Security Advisory (samba) (Google Search)
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:851
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:854
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT4782
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2004:022 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: samba-mangling-method-bo(16786)
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