CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Jul 20, 2023
Updated: Jan 30, 2024
CWE ID 835


A vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-34966, has been discovered in Samba's mdssvc RPC service for Spotlight. This vulnerability affects multiple products, including Qtrzmo, Qtrzmj, Qtrzmi, and others. The vulnerability allows an attacker to trigger an infinite loop by sending a malformed RPC request, resulting in a denial of service condition. The affected function consumes 100% CPU when the count value in the network packet is set to 0. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update to the latest version of Samba that includes the necessary patches. The vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it can lead to resource exhaustion and potentially disrupt critical services.

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