(RHSA-2017:1272) Important: samba3x security update

ID RHSA-2017:1272
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:59:30


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):

  • 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.