USN-2156-1: Samba vulnerability

26 March 2014

samba vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Samba did not properly enforce the password guessing protection mechanism.

Software Description

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

Details

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not properly enforce the password guessing protection mechanism for all interfaces. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly attempt to brute force user passwords.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
samba - 2:3.6.18-1ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 12.10
samba - 2:3.6.6-3ubuntu5.4
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
samba - 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.10
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
samba - 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.14

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.

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