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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3296-2: Samba vulnerability

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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3296-2

    24th May, 2017

    samba vulnerability

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

    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator.

    Software description

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

    USN-3296-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the
    corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

    Original advisory details:

    It was discovered that Samba incorrectly handled shared libraries. A remote
    attacker could use this flaw to upload a shared library to a writable share
    and execute arbitrary code.

    Update instructions

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

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
    samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.11

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

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



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