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RHSA-2014:1009: samba4 security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) August 05, 2014 August 21, 2014 July 03, 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)All Samba users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing thisupdate, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

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