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[security bulletin] HPSBUX03596 rev.1 - HPE HP-UX running CIFS Server (Samba), Remote Access Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized Access

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HPSBUX03596 rev.1 - HPE HP-UX running CIFS Server (Samba), Remote Access
Restriction Bypass, Unauthorized Access

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-05-09
Last Updated: 2016-05-09

Potential Security Impact: Remote Access Restriction Bypass, Gain
Unauthorized Access

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

A security vulnerability in Samba was addressed by HPE HP-UX running CIFS
Server (Samba). The vulnerability could be exploited resulting in remote
access restriction bypass and unauthorized access.

References: CVE-2015-7560

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX Common Internet File System (CIFS), Client/Server Software All version
upto 03.02.06


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2015-7560    (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)       4.0
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HPE has provided the following workarounds. Apply either one:

Workaround 1: Add the parameter: unix extensions = no to the [global] section
of your smb.conf and restart smbd.

Workaround 2: Prohibit the use of SMB1 by setting the parameter: server min
protocol = SMB2 to the [global] section of your smb.conf and restart smbd.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 May 2016 Initial release

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products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management

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