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Ubuntu alert USN-1423-1 (samba)

From:  Tyler Hicks <>
Subject:  [USN-1423-1] Samba vulnerability
Date:  Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:28:47 -0500
Message-ID:  <20120413002846.GA11912@boyd>
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1423-1 April 13, 2012 samba vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 11.04 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Summary: Samba could be made to run programs as the administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic. Software Description: - samba: SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix Details: Brian Gorenc discovered that Samba incorrectly calculated array bounds when handling remote procedure calls (RPC) over the network. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the root user. (CVE-2012-1182) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 11.10: samba 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.2 Ubuntu 11.04: samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.4 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: samba 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.9 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: samba 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.18 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-1182 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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