Updated Samba packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available. [Updated 9 April 2003] Fixed Samba packages for Red Hat Linux 7.1 have been added to this erratum.
Samba is a suite of utilities which provide file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients. A security vulnerability has been found in versions of Samba up to and including 2.2.8. An anonymous user could exploit the vulnerability to gain root access on the target machine. Note that this is a different vulnerability than the one fixed by RHSA-2003:095. An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available. All users of Samba are advised to update to the packages listed in this erratum, which contain a backported patch correcting this vulnerability.