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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated samba packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block
(SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows
PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other
A man-in-the-middle vulnerability was found in the way 'connection
signing' was implemented by Samba. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to downgrade an existing Samba client connection and force the
use of plain text. (CVE-2015-5296)
A missing access control flaw was found in Samba. A remote,
authenticated attacker could use this flaw to view the current
snapshot on a Samba share, despite not having DIRECTORY_LIST access
An access flaw was found in the way Samba verified symbolic links when
creating new files on a Samba share. A remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to gain access to files outside of Samba's share path.
Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Stefan Metzmacher of the Samba Team and
Sernet.de as the original reporters of CVE-2015-5296,
[email protected] as the original reporter of CVE-2015-5299, Jan
'Yenya' Kasprzak and the Computer Systems Unit team at Faculty of
Informatics, Masaryk University as the original reporters of
All samba users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, the smb service will be restarted
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true