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VULNERABILITY UPDATE: Samba ‘Fruit’ Vulnerability Allows RCE

  • 1 February 2022
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Hey, folks - Chad here with a quick yet important vulnerability update. A new CVSS 9.9 critical vulnerability in the Samba platform allows remote code execution with root privileges. :grimacing: Over on the AX blog, our own @JayG-Automox writes: “ This vulnerability is similar to SambaCry in 2017 which also targeted Samba. This vulnerability is likely more critical as it does not require valid credentials to a writable share making it easier to use as a springboard within the network….The criticality of this vulnerability combined with the wide potential impact makes this a must-remediate for organizations.” 

So before you go read the blog, get to patching! However, “If patching immediately isn’t an option, Samba recommends a temporary workaround to remediate: Remove the fruit VFS module from the list of configured VFS objects in any "vfs objects" line in the Samba configuration smb.conf file.”

You can read Jay’s piece in full here: https://blog.automox.com/samba-fruit-critical-vulnerability

 

 


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