USN-617-1: Samba vulnerabilities

17 June 2008

samba vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • samba


Samba developers discovered that nmbd could be made to overrun a buffer during the processing of GETDC logon server requests. When samba is configured as a Primary or Backup Domain Controller, a remote attacker could send malicious logon requests and possibly cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4572)

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research discovered that Samba did not properly perform bounds checking when parsing SMB replies. A remote attacker could send crafted SMB packets and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1105)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libsmbclient - 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.2
samba - 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 7.10
libsmbclient - 3.0.26a-1ubuntu2.4
samba - 3.0.26a-1ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 7.04
libsmbclient - 3.0.24-2ubuntu1.6
samba - 3.0.24-2ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libsmbclient - 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.7
samba - 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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