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Security Update:Critical Vulnerability in Samba (Linux and Unix Users)

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:47

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Linux and Unix Samba Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

The United States-Computer Emergency Response Team reports Linux and Unix based operating systems employing Samba versions 3.5.0 through 4.2.0rc4 contains a critical vulnerability.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the vulnerability refer to Samba – CVE-2015-0240 at https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2015-0240.
 

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Samba versions 3.5.0 through 4.2.0rc4
     

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to someone taking control of your computer.


 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to your respective Linux OS vendor(s) for an appropriate patch.



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