Security vulnerability: Samba directory traversal CVE-2021-43566

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Directory traversal vulnerabilities in Samba were identified when using SMB1 or with the share also exported via NFS, might allow remote attackers to create directories on the file server outside of the exported shared area.


SUSE will provide fixes samba 4.15.4 updates for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP5 and 15 SP3 and later versions, but  currently does not plan this for older Service Packs due to complexity of the backport.

For older service packs please apply the mitigations.


Security Alert

Additional Information


A mitigation is to disable SMB1 (already default disabled in Samba 4.11 and newer), or if SMB1 is required for compatibility reasons disable the UNIX extensions by setting:

unix extensions = no

in the [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf and restarting Samba
after the change.


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  • Document ID:000020571
  • Creation Date: 31-Jan-2022
  • Modified Date:31-Jan-2022

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