Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89959


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way Samba handled ACLs on symbolic links. An authenticated user could use this flaw to gain access to an arbitrary file or directory by overwriting its ACL. (CVE-2015-7560)

After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89959

File Name: sl_20160315_samba_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/16

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7560