USN-1182-1: Samba vulnerabilities

2 August 2011

samba vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


An attacker could use a malicious URL to reconfigure Samba or steal information.

Software Description

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


Yoshihiro Ishikawa discovered that the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) was vulnerable to cross-site request forgeries (CSRF). If a Samba administrator were tricked into clicking a link on a specially crafted web page, an attacker could trigger commands that could modify the Samba configuration. (CVE-2011-2522)

Nobuhiro Tsuji discovered that the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) did not properly sanitize its input when processing password change requests, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain. (CVE-2011-2694)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.04
swat - 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 10.10
swat - 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu8.5
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
swat - 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.7
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
swat - 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.15

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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