USN-3486-2: Samba vulnerability

21 November 2017

samba vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Samba could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

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


USN-3486-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Volker Lendecke discovered that Samba incorrectly cleared memory when returning data to a client. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-15275)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
samba - 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.14

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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