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USN-2305-1: Samba vulnerability

1 August 2014

Samba could be made to run programs as an 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

Volker Lendecke discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon
incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use
this issue to execute arbitrary code as the root user.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

References