Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-3296-2) (SambaCry)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 100412
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.