QNAP Releases Qfixes for Samba Writable Share Vulnerability
Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2017 – The administrators of the open-source software Samba have disclosed a vulnerability in their software, which can be used to execute malicious code on affected devices. QNAP® Systems, Inc is committed to protecting the privacy and data security of our users and has released Qfixes for QNAP NAS to patch this vulnerability. QNAP urges users to install these Qfixes on their QNAP NAS to protect against unauthorized access.
Samba is a network protocol for file and printer sharing. The CVE-2017-7494 remote code execution vulnerability allows clients with write permission to upload a shared library to a shared folder, and then cause the server to load and execute it. By utilizing this exploit, malicious users can run any code on remote servers and obtain administrator privileges. QNAP has provided separate Qfixes for QTS version 4.3.x and 4.2.x. QNAP recommends that users update QTS to the latest version available for their NAS, and then install the Qfix.
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About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.