Om in een gedeelde Linux en Windows omgeving gemakkelijk netwerk- en printershares te kunnen delen is Samba ontwikkeld. Deze software is sinds kort aangekomen bij versie 2.2.7. De release notes zijn hier na te lezen, deze quote wordt er in vermeld:
The Samba Team is proud to announce the release of Samba 2.2.7.
A security hole has been discovered in versions 2.2.2 through 2.2.6 of Samba that could potentially allow an attacker to gain root access on the target machine. The word "potentially" is used because there is no known exploit of this bug, and the Samba Team has not been able to craft one ourselves. However, the seriousness of the problem warrants this immediate 2.2.7 release.
In addition to addressing this security issue, Samba 2.2.7 also includes thirteen unrelated improvements. These improvements result from our process of continuous quality assurance and code review, and are part of the Samba team's commitment to excellence.