USN-617-1: Samba vulnerabilities

17 June 2008

Samba vulnerabilities




Samba developers discovered that nmbd could be made to overrun
a buffer during the processing of GETDC logon server requests.
When samba is configured as a Primary or Backup Domain Controller,
a remote attacker could send malicious logon requests and possibly
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4572)

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research discovered that Samba did not
properly perform bounds checking when parsing SMB replies. A remote
attacker could send crafted SMB packets and execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

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