USN-1374-1: Samba vulnerability

24 February 2012

samba vulnerability

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.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
samba - 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.17

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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