USN-680-1: Samba vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-680-1

27th 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

Update instructions

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

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.