Updated samba packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, and
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Samba creates NetBIOS replies.
If a Samba server is configured to run as a WINS server, a remote
unauthenticated user could cause the Samba server to crash, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-5398)
Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.
Users of Samba should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.