USN-2156-1: Samba vulnerability

26 March 2014

Samba did not properly enforce the password guessing protection mechanism.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not properly enforce the
password guessing protection mechanism for all interfaces. A remote
attacker could use this issue to possibly attempt to brute force user
passwords.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References