USN-3296-2: Samba vulnerability

24 May 2017

samba vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-3296-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Samba incorrectly handled shared libraries. A remote attacker could use this flaw to upload a shared library to a writable share and execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
samba - 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.11

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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