Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201805-07

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Samba, the worst of which may allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-fs/samba on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.5.16
Unaffected versions >= 4.5.16

Background

Samba is a suite of SMB and CIFS client/server programs.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samba. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of Service condition, conduct a man-in-the-middle attack, or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-4.5.16"
 

References

Release Date
May 22, 2018

Latest Revision
May 22, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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