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USN-1966-1: Samba vulnerability

24 September 2013

Samba could be made to hang if it received specially crafted network traffic.



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


Jeremy Allison discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain extended
attribute lists. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Samba
to hang, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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