USN-680-1: Samba vulnerability

27 November 2008

samba vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • samba


It was discovered that Samba did not properly perform bounds checking in certain operations. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this to read arbitrary memory contents of the smb process, which could contain sensitive infomation or possibly have other impacts, such as a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
samba - 2:3.2.3-1ubuntu3.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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