Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : samba vulnerabilities (USN-3486-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 104736
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionYihan Lian and Zhibin Hu discovered that Samba incorrectly handled memory when processing certain SMB1 requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14746)
Volker Lendecke discovered that Samba incorrectly cleared memory when returning data to a client. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-15275).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.