Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
USN-3296-1 fixed a vulnerability in Samba. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected samba package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true