Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
USN-3242-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. The upstream fix introduced
a regression when Samba is configured to disable following symbolic
This update fixes the problem.
Jann Horn discovered that Samba incorrectly handled symlinks. An
authenticated remote attacker could use this issue to access files on
the server outside of the exported directories.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected samba package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true
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