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Security Advisory - Moderate: samba security update - RH EL6

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL6 that will apply to
Koozali SME9.#, it has been rated as Moderate.

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0448.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: samba security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0448-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0448.html
Issue date:        2016-03-15
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-7560
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1. Summary:

Updated samba packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate 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 Client (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
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 (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Resilient Storage (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - noarch, 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.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Jeremy Allison (Google) and the Samba team as the
original reporters.

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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