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Security Advisory - Critical: Samba3 security update - Koozali SME8.1 and SME9

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Red Hat has released a Samba3 security update for EL5 and EL6 that will apply to Koozali SME8.1 and SME9 it has been rated as critical

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0249.html and
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0251.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: samba3x security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:0249-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0249.html
Issue date:        2015-02-23
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-0240
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1. Summary:

Updated samba3x packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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.



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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: samba security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:0251-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0251.html
Issue date:        2015-02-23
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-0240
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated samba packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2015, 12:39:53 AM by TerryF »
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