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TTCSIRT-205.040919: TT-CSIRT Advisory – Samba Security Updates

8th April 2019

Samba Team has released a security update stating that Samba contains an RPC endpoint emulating the Windows registry service API. One of the requests, “winreg_SaveKey”, is susceptible to a path/symlink traversal vulnerability.

Unprivileged users can use it to create a new registry hive file anywhere as they have unix permissions to create a new file within a Samba share. If they are able to create symlinks on a Samba share, they can create a new registry hive file anywhere they have write access, even outside a Samba share definition.

Further information on this vulnerability and how it can be mitigated can be found on the Samba Website at