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USN-3486-2: Samba vulnerability

21 November 2017

Samba could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



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


USN-3486-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3486-1: samba, registry-tools, libpam-smbpass, libpam-winbind, samba-libs, samba-dev, libparse-pidl-perl, samba-common, libsmbclient, samba-dsdb-modules, python-samba, samba-doc, smbclient, libnss-winbind, libsmbsharemodes-dev, ctdb, samba-common-bin, libwbclient0, winbind, libwbclient-dev, libsmbsharemodes0, samba-testsuite, libsmbclient-dev, samba-vfs-modules