USN-2257-1: Samba vulnerabilities

26 June 2014

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Christof Schmitt discovered that Samba incorrectly initialized a certain
response field when vfs shadow copy was enabled. A remote authenticated
attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0178)

It was discovered that the Samba internal DNS server incorrectly handled QR
fields when processing incoming DNS messages. A remote attacker could use
this issue to cause Samba to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0239)

Daniel Berteaud discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon
incorrectly handled certain malformed packets. A remote attacker could use
this issue to cause Samba to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 13.10, and
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0244)

Simon Arlott discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain unicode path
names. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause Samba
to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3493)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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