Samba 4.11.2 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory (‘Path Traversal’) Vulnerability


A flaw was found in the samba-client, all samba versions before samba 4.11.2, 4.10.10 and 4.9.15, where a malicious server can supply a pathname to the client with separators. This could allow the client to access files and folders outside of the SMB network pathnames.


The information has been provided by Michael Hanselmann

The original article can be found at:



An attacker could use this vulnerability to create files outside of the current working directory using the privileges of the client user.


Vulnerable Systems:

samba 4.11.2

samba 4.10.10 

samba 4.9.15


CVE Information:



Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:11/6/2019