Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-1423-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Brian Gorenc discovered that Samba incorrectly calculated array bounds
when handling remote procedure calls (RPC) over the network. A remote,
unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code
as the root user. (CVE-2012-1182).

Solution :

Update the affected samba package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58743 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52973

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1182