Ubuntu 8.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-680-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Samba did not properly perform bounds checking
in certain operations. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this
to read arbitrary memory contents of the smb process, which could
contain sensitive infomation or possibly have other impacts, such as a
denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37853 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32494

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4314