USN-3486-1: Samba vulnerabilities

21 November 2017

samba vulnerabilities

Packages

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

Details

Yihan Lian and Zhibin Hu discovered that Samba incorrectly handled memory
when processing certain SMB1 requests. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14746)

Volker Lendecke discovered that Samba incorrectly cleared memory when
returning data to a client. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-15275)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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