Samba Exploit Leaves Mac Users Vulnerable To Hackers


Symantec has put out a warning to Mac users that an unpatched exploit found in Samba, an open-source file-and print-sharing software included with OS X, could leave your Apple open to hackers via the Metasploit hacking framework. The Samba community released a fix the day after the exploit was found, which was May 14, but Apple hasn’t released any fixes to Samba since March 2005.

A hacker can gain root access to a Mac if the user has checked off “windows file sharing”. Symantec recommends mac users uncheck this option until Apple releases a fix. Hey Apple, wake up! *Goes to shut off Samba*

Attacks Likely Against Unpatched Mac OS Samba Bug [via Macenstein]