Ubuntu 1374-1: Samba vulnerability

    Date24 Feb 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1374-1
    February 24, 2012
    
    samba vulnerability
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    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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