Your submission was sent successfully! Close

USN-314-1: samba vulnerability

13 July 2006

samba vulnerability



The Samba security team reported a Denial of Service vulnerability in
the handling of information about active connections. In certain
circumstances an attacker could continually increase the memory usage
of the smbd process by issuing a large number of share connection
requests. By draining all available memory, this could be exploited to
render the remote Samba server unusable.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06
  • samba - 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • samba - 3.0.14a-6ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 5.04
  • samba - 3.0.10-1ubuntu3.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.