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USN-2508-1: Samba vulnerability

23 February 2015

Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic.



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


Richard van Eeden discovered that the Samba smbd file services incorrectly
handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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