USN-2508-1: Samba vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2508-1
23rd February, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix
Richard van Eeden discovered that the Samba smbd file services incorrectly
handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 14.10:
- samba 2:4.1.11+dfsg-1ubuntu2.2
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- samba 2:4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.7
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- samba 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.12
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.