USN-3895-1: LDB vulnerability

26 February 2019

LDB could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • ldb - LDAP-like embedded database - tools


It was discovered that LDB incorrectly handled certain search expressions.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the Samba LDAP
process to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.