libsmbclient, libwbclient, samba security update

2015-02-23T14:35:15
ID CESA-2015:0252
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2015-02-23T14:35:15

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2015:0252

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.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the Samba daemon (smbd). A malicious Samba client could send specially crafted netlogon packets that, when processed by smbd, could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running smbd (by default, the root user). (CVE-2015-0240)

For additional information about this flaw, see the Knowledgebase article at https://access.redhat.com/articles/1346913

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Richard van Eeden of Microsoft Vulnerability Research as the original reporter of this issue.

All Samba users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-February/020945.html

Affected packages: libsmbclient libsmbclient-devel libwbclient libwbclient-devel samba samba-client samba-common samba-dc samba-dc-libs samba-devel samba-libs samba-pidl samba-python samba-test samba-test-devel samba-vfs-glusterfs samba-winbind samba-winbind-clients samba-winbind-krb5-locator samba-winbind-modules

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0252.html