Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-893-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44336
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRonald Volgers discovered that the mount.cifs utility, when installed as a setuid program, suffered from a race condition when verifying user permissions. A local attacker could trick samba into mounting over arbitrary locations, leading to a root privilege escalation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.