Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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
rights. (CVE-2015-5299)

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.

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87843 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5252

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