Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, andother information.An input sanitization flaw was found in the way Samba parsed client data. Amalicious client could send a specially-crafted SMB packet to the Sambaserver, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of theSamba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-2063)Red Hat would like to thank the Samba team for responsibly reporting thisissue. Upstream acknowledges Jun Mao as the original reporter.Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing thisupdate, the smb service will be restarted automatically.