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RHSA-2014:1008: samba security and bug fix update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) August 06, 2014 September 24, 2014 July 04, 2017


Samba is an open-source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) orCommon Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows PC-compatiblemachines to share files, printers, and other information.A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Samba's NetBIOS messageblock daemon (nmbd). An attacker on the local network could use this flawto send specially crafted packets that, when processed by nmbd, couldpossibly lead to arbitrary code execution with root privileges.(CVE-2014-3560)This update also fixes the following bug:All Samba users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing thisupdate, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

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