USN-1374-1: Samba vulnerability
24 February 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix
Andy Davis discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain AndX offsets. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the server and cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.