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.
To learn more about how QNAP safeguards cyber security, please visit QNAP Security Bulletins and Advisories.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.