USN-3296-1: Samba vulnerability

24 May 2017

Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Samba incorrectly handled shared libraries. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to upload a shared library to a writable share
and execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References