USN-2305-1: Samba vulnerability

1 August 2014

samba vulnerability

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.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
samba - 2:4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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