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RHSA-2012:0332: samba security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) February 23, 2012 March 08, 2012 July 04, 2017


Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, andother information.An input validation flaw was found in the way Samba handled Any Batched(AndX) requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send aspecially-crafted SMB packet to the Samba server, possibly resulting inarbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Samba server (root).(CVE-2012-0870)Red Hat would like to thank the Samba team for reporting this issue.Upstream acknowledges Andy Davis of NGS Secure 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.

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