USN-419-1: Samba vulnerabilities

6 February 2007

samba vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


A flaw was discovered in Samba’s file opening code, which in certain situations could lead to an endless loop, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2007-0452)

A format string overflow was discovered in Samba’s ACL handling on AFS shares. Remote users with access to an AFS share could create crafted filenames and execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2007-0454)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
samba - 3.0.22-1ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
samba - 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 5.10
samba - 3.0.14a-6ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.