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USN-1423-1: Samba vulnerability

13 April 2012

Samba could be made to run programs as the administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

Brian Gorenc discovered that Samba incorrectly calculated array bounds when
handling remote procedure calls (RPC) over the network. A remote,
unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the
root user. (CVE-2012-1182)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References