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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for samba RHSA-2017:1950-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'samba'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'samba'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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. The following packages have been upgraded to
a later upstream version: samba (4.6.2). (BZ#1391954) Security Fix(es): * A flaw
was found in the way Samba handled dangling symlinks. An authenticated malicious
Samba client could use this flaw to cause the smbd daemon to enter an infinite
loop and use an excessive amount of CPU and memory. (CVE-2017-9461) Additional
Changes: For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Affected Software/OS:
samba on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-9461
BugTraq ID: 99455
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1950
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:2338
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:2778
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