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1290288: CVE-2015-5252 samba: Insufficient symlink verification in smbd
An access flaw was found in the way Samba verified symbolic links when creating new files on a Samba share. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to gain access to files outside of Samba's share path.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5252 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Gluster 3 Samba on RHEL-7 (samba) RHSA-2016:0016 2016-01-08
Red Hat Gluster 3 Samba on RHEL-6 (samba) RHSA-2016:0015 2016-01-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (samba4) RHSA-2016:0010 2016-01-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (samba) RHSA-2016:0011 2016-01-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (samba) RHSA-2016:0006 2016-01-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 samba Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 samba3x Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak and the Computer Systems Unit team at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University as the original reporters.

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