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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5174-1
December 06, 2021

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

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

Details:

Stefan Metzmacher discovered that Samba incorrectly handled SMB1 client
connections. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to downgrade
connections to plaintext authentication. (CVE-2016-2124)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba incorrectly mapping domain users to
local users. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
become root on domain members. (CVE-2020-25717)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not properly check sensitive
attributes. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-25722)

Joseph Sutton discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain TGS
requests. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3671)

The fix for CVE-2020-25717 results in possible behaviour changes that could
affect certain environments. Please see the upstream advisory for more
information:

https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2020-25717.html

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  samba                           2:4.7.6+dfsg~ubuntu-0ubuntu2.26

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5174-1
  CVE-2016-2124, CVE-2020-25717, CVE-2020-25722, CVE-2021-3671

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/2:4.7.6+dfsg~ubuntu-0ubuntu2.26