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USN-2054-1: Samba vulnerabilities

11 December 2013

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Winbind incorrectly handled invalid group names with
the require_membership_of parameter. If an administrator used an invalid
group name by mistake, access was granted instead of having the login fail.
(CVE-2012-6150)

Stefan Metzmacher and Michael Adam discovered that Samba incorrectly
handled DCE-RPC fragment length fields. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user. (CVE-2013-4408)

Hemanth Thummala discovered that Samba incorrectly handled file
permissions when vfs_streams_depot or vfs_streams_xattr were enabled. A
remote attacker could use this issue to bypass intended restrictions.
(CVE-2013-4475)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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