[USN-3296-2] Samba vulnerability
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Wed May 24 22:36:14 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3296-2
May 24, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Samba could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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