RHEL 6 : samba4 (RHSA-2017:2791)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103408
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for samba4 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other information.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that samba did not enforce 'SMB signing' when certain configuration options were enabled. A remote attacker could launch a man-in-the-middle attack and retrieve information in plain-text.
* An information leak flaw was found in the way SMB1 protocol was implemented by Samba. A malicious client could use this flaw to dump server memory contents to a file on the samba share or to a shared printer, though the exact area of server memory cannot be controlled by the attacker. (CVE-2017-12163)
Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting CVE-2017-12150 and Yihan Lian and Zhibin Hu (Qihoo 360 GearTeam), Stefan Metzmacher (SerNet), and Jeremy Allison (Google) for reporting CVE-2017-12163. Upstream acknowledges Stefan Metzmacher (SerNet) as the original reporter of CVE-2017-12150.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.