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Ubuntu: 1374-1: Samba vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received speciallycrafted network traffic.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1374-1
February 24, 2012

samba vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- samba: SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix

Details:

Andy Davis discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain AndX offsets.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the server and
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  samba                           3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.17

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1374-1
  CVE-2012-0870

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.17



 
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