[USN-2856-1] ldb vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jan 5 19:27:37 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2856-1
January 05, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in ldb.
- ldb: LDAP-like embedded database
Thilo Uttendorfer discovered that the ldb incorrectly handled certain zero
values. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using
ldb, such as Samba, to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
Douglas Bagnall discovered that ldb incorrectly handled certain string
lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access
sensitive information from memory of applications using ldb, such as Samba.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart applications using ldb,
such as Samba, to make all the necessary changes.
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