USN-3827-1: Samba vulnerabilities

27 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Florian Stuelpner discovered that Samba incorrectly handled CNAME records.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14629)

Alex MacCuish discovered that Samba incorrectly handled memory when
configured to accept smart-card authentication. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-16841)

Garming Sam discovered that Samba incorrectly handled memory when
processing LDAP searches. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-16851)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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