USN-2305-1: Samba vulnerability
1 August 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 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
Volker Lendecke discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the root user.
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.