RHEL 6 / 7 : samba (RHSA-2017:1270) (SambaCry)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 100400
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for samba is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.