USN-680-1: Samba vulnerability
27 November 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.