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Samba regression

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3242-2
  • Date: March 30, 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3242-2
March 30, 2017

samba regression

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

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


USN-3242-1 introduced a regression in Samba.

Software Description:
- samba: SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix


USN-3242-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. The upstream fix introduced a
regression when Samba is configured to disable following symbolic links.

This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

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 versions:

Ubuntu 16.10:
samba 2:4.4.5+dfsg-2ubuntu5.5

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
samba 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
samba 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.7

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.10

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


Package Information:

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