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RHSA-2015:0253: samba3x security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) February 22, 2015 March 01, 2015 July 03, 2017

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Description

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.An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the Samba daemon (smbd).A malicious Samba client could send specially crafted netlogon packetsthat, when processed by smbd, could potentially lead to arbitrary codeexecution with the privileges of the user running smbd (by default, theroot user). (CVE-2015-0240)For additional information about this flaw, see the Knowledgebase articleat https://access.redhat.com/articles/1346913Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue.Upstream acknowledges Richard van Eeden of Microsoft Vulnerability Researchas the original reporter of this issue.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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Solution

redhat-upgrade-samba3x

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