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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for samba is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Advanced Update
Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.5 Telco Extended Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.6 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Telco
Extended Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Extended Update
Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Extended Update Support.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block
(SMB) protocol and the related Common Internet File System (CIFS)
protocol, which allow PC-compatible machines to share files, printers,
and various information.
Security Fix(es) :
* A remote code execution flaw was found in Samba. A malicious
authenticated samba client, having write access to the samba share,
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as root. (CVE-2017-7494)
Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges steelo as the original reporter.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true