Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
samba (4.6.2).

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way Samba handled dangling
symlinks. An authenticated malicious Samba client could
use this flaw to cause the smbd daemon to enter an
infinite loop and use an excessive amount of CPU and
memory. (CVE-2017-9461)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?440b1627

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102656 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9461

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