Debian Security Advisory

DLA-894-1 samba -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
samba
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2619.
More information:

Jann Horn of Google discovered a time-of-check, time-of-use race condition in Samba, a SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix. A malicious client can take advantage of this flaw by exploting a symlink race to access areas of the server file system not exported under a share definition.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.6.6-6+deb7u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your samba packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS