The developers of the Samba interoperability software suite announced on Wednesday the availability of security updates that patch a serious remote code execution vulnerability. Researchers have warned that there are many vulnerable systems accessible directly from the Internet.
The flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-7494, affects all versions of Samba since 3.5.0, released in March 2010. The security hole has been addressed in versions 4.6.4, 4.5.10 and 4.4.14, and a workaround has been made available for unsupported versions.
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