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Vulnerabilities have been found in Samba, software that lets you access shared files. So here's why it's vital you install these updates.

Samba has rolled out security updates for high-severity vulnerabilities that can allow a cybercriminal to take control of systems running the affected Samba versions.

The critical vulnerabilities CVE-2022-38023, CVE-2022-37966, CVE-2022-37967, and CVE-2022-45141 have been patched in versions 4.17.4, 4.16.8, and 4.15.13. All previous versions of Samba are deemed vulnerable. So why is it important for you to update Samba?

Samba is a free and open-source software suite that offers fast and stable file and print services. It is possible to integrate the file-sharing tool with a Microsoft Windows Server Domain, either as a domain member or a Domain Controller (DC).