Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
During an audit of the Samba 3.x code base Stefan Esser discovered a
Unicode file name buffer overflow within the handling of
TRANSACT2_QFILEPATHINFO replies. A malicious samba user with write
access to a share could exploit this by creating specially crafted
path names (files with very long names containing Unicode characters)
that would overflow an internal buffer and could lead to remote
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the samba server.
Since the samba server usually (by default) runs as root, this flaw
can lead to privilege escalation and unbounded system compromise.
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 packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0