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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3267-1: Samba vulnerability

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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3267-1

    25th April, 2017

    samba vulnerability

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

    • Ubuntu 17.04

    Samba could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

    Software description

    • samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix

    Jann Horn discovered that Samba incorrectly handled symlinks. An
    authenticated remote attacker could use this issue to access files on the
    server outside of the exported directories.

    Update instructions

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

    Ubuntu 17.04:
    samba 2:4.5.8+dfsg-0ubuntu0.17.04.1

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
    fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary



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