Threat Encyclopedia

Samba.AD.DC.Null.Pointer.Dereference.DoS

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Null Pointer Dereference Vulnerability in Samba.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the vulnerable application when handling a maliciously crafted request. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Samba 4.8.x prior to 4.8.4

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor:
https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2018-1140.html

CVE References

CVE-2018-1140