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USN-3296-2: Samba vulnerability

24 May 2017

Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator.



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


USN-3296-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3296-1: samba-vfs-modules, samba, samba-dsdb-modules, samba-dev, samba-common, samba-testsuite, libnss-winbind, smbclient, libsmbsharemodes0, samba-libs, libwbclient0, python-samba, libpam-smbpass, libparse-pidl-perl, libsmbclient, samba-common-bin, samba-doc, registry-tools, winbind, libpam-winbind, libsmbclient-dev, ctdb, libwbclient-dev, libsmbsharemodes-dev