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USN-1374-1: Samba vulnerability

24 February 2012

Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix


Andy Davis discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain AndX offsets.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the server and
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.