Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-918-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 45343
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered the Samba handled symlinks in an unexpected way when both 'wide links' and 'UNIX extensions' were enabled, which is the default. A remote attacker could create symlinks and access arbitrary files from the server.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.