USN-3595-2: Samba vulnerability

23 March 2018

samba vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Samba could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-3595-1 fix a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Samba incorrectly validated inputs to the RPC spoolss service. An authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause the service to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
samba - 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.15

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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